The Crisis of Modernity

The Crisis of Modernity

by Augusto Del Noce, Carlo Lancellotti


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773544437
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas Series , #64
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 498,303
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Augusto Del Noce (1910-1989) was a professor at La Sapienza University of Rome and a distinguished philosopher, political thinker, and public intellectual. Carlo Lancellotti is a professor of mathematics and a member of the graduate faculty in physics at the City University of New York (College of Staten Island).

Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction ix

Part 1 Modernity, Revolution, Secularization

1 The Idea of Modernity 3

2 Violence and Modern Gnosticism 19

3 Revolution, Risorgimento, Tradition 49

4 The Latent Metaphysics within Contemporary Politics 59

5 Secularization and the Crisis of Modernity 73

Part 2 The Advent of the Technocratic Society

6 Toward a New Totalitarianism 87

7 The Shadow of Tomorrow 92

8 The Death of the Sacred 118

9 The Roots of the Crisis 137

10 The Ascendance of Eroticism 157

Part 3 The Predicament of the West

11 Authority versus Power 189

12 A "New" Perspective on Left and Right 247


A The Story of a Solitary Thinker 263

B Notes on Secularization and Religious Thought 272

C Eric Voegelin and the Critique of the Idea of Modernity 287

Index 307

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