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Description - Facets of Modernity: Reflections on Fractured Subjectivity by Dmitri Nikulin

What does it mean to be human in modernity? This book examines being human, in its theoretical, practical, and productive aspects, not in abstraction from historical, social, and political settings, but rather as set in concrete historical and material circumstances. Through the analysis and close reading of a number of texts of the modern thinkers, which include those of Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kracauer, Heidegger, Benjamin, Hans Jonas and Agnes Heller, it demonstrates that the complexity and variety of the human experience is grounded in the modern subjectivity, which establishes itself as universal, rational, autonomous, and necessary. Such a subjectivity is characterised as self-legislating or establishing the universal moral law and is further defined by historicity, or the interpretation of its actions as conditioned by the previous and current social and political circumstances. The book then shows that the multiple facets of modernity make the experience of being human fascinating, complicated and ultimately unique.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781786615053
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield International
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
Publish Date: 20-May-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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