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Author: Yoshimi Takeuchi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231133272
Size: 53.44 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 182
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What Is Modernity

by Yoshimi Takeuchi, What Is Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download What Is Modernity books, Yoshimi questioned the very nature of thought, arguing that thinking is less a subjective act than an opening to alterity. His works were central in drawing Japanese attention to the problems inherent in Western colonialism & to the cultural importance of Asia.


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Author: Philip Sampson
Publisher: OCMS
ISBN: 9781870345170
Size: 49.75 MB
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Category : Christianity and culture
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Faith And Modernity

by Philip Sampson, Faith And Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Faith And Modernity books, The context for Christian mission is the world of modern technology and modern thought. Yet how well do we really understand modernity? This book sets out the ideas discussed at a conference of the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelisation, held in Uppsala, Sweden in 1993.


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Modernity  Metatheory  and the Temporal Spatial Divide PDF
Author: Michael Kimaid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317565428
Size: 42.78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Modernity Metatheory And The Temporal Spatial Divide

by Michael Kimaid, Modernity Metatheory And The Temporal Spatial Divide Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Modernity Metatheory And The Temporal Spatial Divide books, This book is about how modernity affects our perceptions of time and space. Its main argument is that geographical space is used to control temporal progress by channeling it to benefit particular political, economic and social interests, or by halting it altogether. By incorporating the ancient Greek myth of the Titanomachy as a conceptual metaphor to explore the elemental ideas of time and space, the author argues that hegemonic interests have developed spatial hierarchy into a comprehensive system of technocratic monoculture, which interrupts temporal development in order to maintain exclusive power and authority. This spatial stasis is reinforced through the control of historical narratives and geographical settings. While increasingly comprehensive, the author argues that this state of affairs can best be challenged by focusing on the development of "unmappable places" which presently exist within the socio-spatial matrix of the modern world.


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Author: David Owen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135083002
Size: 72.57 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Maturity And Modernity

by David Owen, Maturity And Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Maturity And Modernity books, Maturity and Modernity is the first book to analyze Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault as a tradition of theorising and to chart the development of genealogy as a mode of critique. It provides clear accounts of the main ideas of Nietzsche, Weber and Foucault (as well as a useful Glossary) and illustrates the relations between these thinkers at methodological, substantive and politcal levels.


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Author: Henri Lefebvre
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840566
Size: 30.80 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 402
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Introduction To Modernity

by Henri Lefebvre, Introduction To Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Introduction To Modernity books, Appearing for the first time in an English translation, Introduction to Modernity is one of Henri Lefebvre's greatest works. Published in 1962, when Lefebvre was beginning his career as a lecturer in sociology at the University of Strasbourg, it established his position in the vanguard of a movement which was to culminate in the events of May 1968. It is a book which supersedes the conventional divisions between academic disciplines. With dazzling skill, Lefebvre moves from philosophy to sociology, from literature to history, to present a profound analysis of the social, political and cultural forces at work in France and the world in the aftermath of Stalin's death—an analysis in which the contours of our own "postmodernity" appear with startling clarity. Lefebvre's lectures have become legendary, and something of his charismatic presence and delivery is captured in this book, which he intended "to be understood in the mind's ear ... and not simply to be read." With its mercurial shifts of tone, now intensely poetic, now conversational, it not only explores modernity, it exemplifies it. Equally experimental in conception is the book's remarkable structure, twelve "preludes" through which a range of recurrent themes are interwoven in free-form counterpoint: irony as a critical tool, utopianism, nature and culture, the Stalinization of Marxism, the alienation of everyday life, the cybernetic society ... What gradually emerges is not only a series of original concepts about humanity and culture, but an extraordinary invocation of the complexity of social contradictions. Yet the fragmented structure of the book is not left to float free. Its shifting and eclectic melodies and leitmotifs have a solid ground basis: the wish to rehabilitate the Marxist dialectic as a method for understanding and transforming the modern world. This program is at the heart of the book, and gives it its underlying coherence, making Introduction to Modernity not only essential reading for all students of European cultural history, but also a key text for Marxism in the post-communist world of the late twentieth century.


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Author: Milton Scarborough
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791418796
Size: 62.40 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Myth And Modernity

by Milton Scarborough, Myth And Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Myth And Modernity books, This book surveys selected modern theories of myth from philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, and psychoanalysis to demonstrate a common commitment to a dualistic ontology and/or epistemology. With help from the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Michael Polanyi, the author proposes a new theory of myth which goes beyond these dualisms. It argues that although the Enlightenment sought to banish myth, it was itself animated by myths which it could neither recognize nor accredit. Moreover, it argues that myth is a primordial, articulate grasp of the life-world and is essential for providing a fundamental orientation to all human activities, including theorizing. The myths of Timaeus and Genesis are shown tacitly to shape modernity's most sophisticated theories in science and philosophy, including the criteria for truth.


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Cosmopolis PDF
Author: Stephen Edelston Toulmin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226808383
Size: 39.80 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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Cosmopolis

by Stephen Edelston Toulmin, Cosmopolis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cosmopolis books, In the seventeenth century, a vision arose which was to captivate the Western imagination for the next three hundred years: the vision of Cosmopolis, a society as rationally ordered as the Newtonian view of nature. While fueling extraordinary advances in all fields of human endeavor, this vision perpetuated a hidden yet persistent agenda: the delusion that human nature and society could be fitted into precise and manageable rational categories. Stephen Toulmin confronts that agenda—its illusions and its consequences for our present and future world. "By showing how different the last three centuries would have been if Montaigne, rather than Descartes, had been taken as a starting point, Toulmin helps destroy the illusion that the Cartesian quest for certainty is intrinsic to the nature of science or philosophy."—Richard M. Rorty, University of Virginia "[Toulmin] has now tackled perhaps his most ambitious theme of all. . . . His aim is nothing less than to lay before us an account of both the origins and the prospects of our distinctively modern world. By charting the evolution of modernity, he hopes to show us what intellectual posture we ought to adopt as we confront the coming millennium."—Quentin Skinner, New York Review of Books


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Rethinking Church  State  and Modernity PDF
Author: David Lyon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802082138
Size: 18.97 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 353
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Rethinking Church State And Modernity

by David Lyon, Rethinking Church State And Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rethinking Church State And Modernity books, The contributors consider how Canada's religious experience is distinctive in the modern world, somewhere between the largely secularized Europe and the relatively religious United States.


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Author: Adrienne Lanier Seward
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626742049
Size: 52.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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Toni Morrison

by Adrienne Lanier Seward, Toni Morrison Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Toni Morrison books, Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning boasts essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the author’s literary production and including her very latest works—the theatrical production Desdemona and her tenth and latest novel, Home. These original contributions are among the first scholarly analyses of these latest additions to her oeuvre and make the volume a valuable addition to potential readers and teachers eager to understand the position of Desdemona and Homewithin the wider scope of Morrison’s career. Indeed, in Home, we find a reworking of many of the tropes and themes that run throughout Morrison’s fiction, prompting the editors to organize the essays as they relate to themes prevalent in Home. In many ways, Morrison has actually initiated paradigm shifts that permeate the essays. They consistently reflect, in approach and interpretation, the revolutionary change in the study of American literature represented by Morrison’s focus on the interior lives of enslaved Africans. This collection assumes black subjectivity, rather than argues for it, in order to reread and revise the horror of slavery and its consequences into our time. The analyses presented in this volume also attest to the broad range of interdisciplinary specializations and interests in novels that have now become classics in world literature. The essays are divided into five sections, each entitled with a direct quotation from Home, and framed by two poems: Rita Dove’s “The Buckeye” and Sonia Sanchez’s “Aaayeee Babo, Aaayeee Babo, Aaayeee Babo.”


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Author: Marian Aguiar
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816665600
Size: 42.86 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Tracking Modernity

by Marian Aguiar, Tracking Modernity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Tracking Modernity books, The ubiquitous railway as a symbol of the tensions of Indian modernity.