Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus

Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus



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Culture and Enlightenment: Essays for Gyorgy Markus by Gyorgy Markus, John E. Grumley

Culture and Enlightenment are the two words that best characterise the essence of Gyorgy Markus's career, in whose honour this book is published. Markus devoted the last twenty years of research towards a theory of cultural objectivations and their pragmatics, and the great depth of his knowledge of the history of culture and philosophy informs all his teaching and writing. The pursuit of Enlightenment ideals attains reflective self-consciousness in Markus' works; forged in the knowledge of its own historicity, of the embeddedness of rationalities in culture and in an awareness of the paradoxes that cling to the conscious affirmation of ideals which are no longer self evident or beyond questioning. In taking up the challenge of these paradoxes, Markus spans the whole history of modern philosophy and culture with a matchless authority.

This book draws together contributions from leading figures in contemporary philosophy, who are also friends, colleagues and former students of Gyorgy Markus. The book is divided into two sections: the first presents critical assessments of various aspects of Markus' wide-ranging works; the second presents contributions in celebration of his influence and his wide interests. In their critical assessment of Markus' work and in the demonstration of his influence, the contributors hope to convey something of the breadth and something of the excitement of doing philosophy in the company of Gyorgy Markus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754604945
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsvii
Introduction: The Paradoxes of Philosophy: Gyorgy Markus at Sydney University1
1Questions Concerning the Normative Scepticism of Gyorgy Markus13
2The Philosopher's Schizophrenia37
3A Family Quarrel: Markus and Heller on Philosophy49
4On Liberty: A Dispute with Gyorgy Markus73
5Williams and Markus on Production111
6Beyond Philosophy and Culture131
7Integrating Redistribution and Recognition: On Class and Status in Contemporary Society149
8Reflections on Radical Evil: Arendt and Kant169
9The Bookman181
10Karl Mannheim and Georg Lukacs: The Lost Heritage of Heretical Historicism207
11Seeking Common Ground in Ethics223
12Discourse Ethics and the Normative Justification of Tolerance243
13Syllogisms and Sociality: The Logical Bases of Practical Reason in Kant and Hegel265
14Phronesis and Legal Deliberation289
15Intellectual Dandyism: The Perils of Form305
Markus Bibliography331
Name Index337

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