Consequences of Enlightenment
By (author) Anthony J. Cascardi
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Consequences of Enlightenment by Anthony J. Cascardi
Book DescriptionWhat is the relationship between contemporary intellectual culture and the European Enlightenment it claims to reject? In Consequences of Enlightenment, Anthony Cascardi revisits the arguments advanced in Horkheimer and Adorno's seminal work Dialectic of Enlightenment. Cascardi argues against the view that postmodern culture has rejected Enlightenment beliefs and explores instead the continuities contemporary theory shares with Kant's failed ambition to bring the project of Enlightenment to completion. He explores the link between aesthetics and politics in thinkers as diverse as Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel, and Wittgenstein in order to reverse the tendency to see works of art simply in terms of the worldly practices among which they are situated.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521481496
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony J. Cascardi
Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Philosophy, Paperback (February 2014)
This Introduction provides an original, synthetic overview of the relations between literature and philosophy from ancient times to the present.
Art and Aesthetics After Adorno, Paperback (December 2010)
Theodor Adorno's "Aesthetic Theory (1970)" offers a critique of art and the aesthetics. But the cultural horizon of Adorno's "Aesthetic Theory" was the world of high modernism, and much has happened since then. Adorno's vision of aesthetics calls for reconsideration. This title features essays that addresses these questions.
Nietzsche's Negative Ecologies, Paperback (September 2009)
Offers an analysis of nihilism in Nietzsche's works. This title explores the significance of Nietzsche's views given the fact that a wide range of readers have come to embrace his ideas as new orthodoxy.
Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderon, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Anthony J. Cascardi
This is the first thorough study of Calderon in comparison with other important dramatists of the period.
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