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The Persistence of Modernity: Aesthetics, Ethics and Postmodernism (Hardback)

Albrecht Wellmer

Edité par Polity Press, United Kingdom, 1991
ISBN 10: 0745605389 / ISBN 13: 9780745605388
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Titre : The Persistence of Modernity: Aesthetics, ...

Éditeur : Polity Press, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1991

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In this timely new book Wellmer intervenes in the highly topical debates on modernity and post--modernity. Discussing the work of Adorno, Habermas, Peter Burger and Jean--Francois Lyotard, among others, he offers a penetrating analysis of the aesthetic, ethical and philosophical dimensions of the modern era. In opposition to those who view post--modernity as a sign of post--enlightenment, Wellmer makes a reasoned plea for a re--examination of the goals of emancipatory Enlightenment and explores its implications for the appreciation of modern art forms. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780745605388

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Synopsis : In this timely new book Wellmer intervenes in the highly topical debates on modernity and post?modernity. Discussing the work of Adorno, Habermas, Peter Burger and Jean?Fran&ccedilois Lyotard, among others, he offers a penetrating analysis of the aesthetic, ethical and philosophical dimensions of the modern era. In opposition to those who view post?modernity as a sign of post?enlightenment, Wellmer makes a reasoned plea for a re?examination of the goals of emancipatory Enlightenment and explores its implications for the appreciation of modern art forms.

Critique: ?Albrecht Wellmer is one of the liveliest and most challenging German philosophers engaged in recent debates about modernity and postmodernity ... [a] rich and stimulating book ... essential reading.? Richard J. Bernstein, New School for Social Research

?Contributes a good deal to the clarification of the issues currently being debated by theorists of post?modernity.? Political Studies

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