The New Constellation: The Ethical-Political Horizons of Modernity/Postmodernity / Edition 1

The New Constellation: The Ethical-Political Horizons of Modernity/Postmodernity / Edition 1

by Richard J. Bernstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262521660

ISBN-13: 9780262521666

Pub. Date: 01/21/1992

Publisher: MIT Press

During the last two decades Richard Bernstein has established a worldwide reputation as one of the few philosophers able to bridge different traditions of thought and to clarify, through sympathetic criticism, the key intellectual issues of our time. In these 10 essays he explores the ethical and political dimensions of the modernity/postmodernity debates.Bernstein

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During the last two decades Richard Bernstein has established a worldwide reputation as one of the few philosophers able to bridge different traditions of thought and to clarify, through sympathetic criticism, the key intellectual issues of our time. In these 10 essays he explores the ethical and political dimensions of the modernity/postmodernity debates.Bernstein argues that modernity/postmodernity should be understood as a pervasive mood - what Heidegger calls a Stimmung - one that is amorphous, shifting, and protean but that nevetheless exerts a powerful influence on our current ways of thinking and acting. Focusing on such thinkers as Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, Rorty, and Habermas, Bernstein seeks to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of their work and to highlight the ways in which they have contributed to the formation of a new and distinctive constellation of ideas and themes.Richard J. Bernstein is Vera List Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research.The Essays: Philosophy, History, and Critique. The Rage Against Reason. Incommensurability and Otherness Revisited. Heidegger's Silence? Ethos and Technology. Foucault: Critique as a Philosophic Ethos. Serious Play: The Ethical-Political Horizon of Derrida. An Allegory of Modernity/Postmodernity: Habermas and Derrida. One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: Rorty on Liberal Democracy. Rorty's Liberal Utopia, Reconciliation/Rupture.

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ISBN-13:
9780262521666
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/21/1992
Edition description:
1st MIT Press ed
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1(14)
Philosophy, History, and Critique
15(16)
The Rage Against Reason
31(26)
Incommensurability and Otherness Revisited
57(22)
Heidegger's Silence?: Ethos and Technology
79(63)
Foucault: Critique as a Philosophic Ethos
142(30)
Serious Play: The Ethical-Political Horizon of Derrida
172(27)
An Allegory of Modernity/Postmodernity: Habermas and Derrida
199(31)
One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: Rorty on Liberal Democracy and Philosophy
230(28)
Rorty's Liberal Utopia
258(35)
Reconciliation/Rupture
293(30)
Appendix Pragmatism, Pluralism, and the Healing of Wounds 323(18)
Index of Subjects 341(14)
Index of Names 355

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