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Judith Friedlander Translator. A passionate critique of Enlightenment--both in its contemporary invocation and its historical and cultural use--and a call to arms to rethink human equality and liberty without the sacrifice of individual rights and ethnicities. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 23rd by Columbia University Press first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Mar 15, Tyler rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Anyone. Shelves: philosophy. I liked the writing well enough, but as a repudiation of identity politics it's too France-centric. Much of the discussion centers on the post-colonial era, whereas Americans might look at the same thing through the prism of black relations to the dominant white culture. The author's point is the same in either case: Identity has been made into the enemy of individuality.
A good book for Europeans, so-so for the rest. Plus ardu certes, mais plus jouissif aussi. Ce valoare au elementele edificiului cultural contemporan? Jul 13, Mary Cornelius rated it really liked it Shelves: to-read , theology-philosophy , to-buy. The first three parts are really convincing, the last one is less documented and more personal opinion, the book is overall very understandable and interesting.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Book on the current trends of thought in Europe, in a George Steiner manner. The book is a great reminder on the values of Enlightenment. It shows how the term culture holds two meanings - the set of knowledge that when owned helps an individual exceed its boundaries and the set of norms of a community.
The two meanings collide, creating this disconcerting present, in which the first meaning loses ground. Final chapter is a critic of the present, with an accent on the postmodern trend of thought Book on the current trends of thought in Europe, in a George Steiner manner. Final chapter is a critic of the present, with an accent on the postmodern trend of thought.
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