Heidegger's later work, of course, no longer limits the interpretation of time to
human temporality, but ties it to Being as such, i.e., to its unhiddenness. There is
a corresponding change in the critique of being as presence. The contrast of our
Author: James R. Mensch
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book provides an important new answer to the much-discussed question of the nature and possibility of philosophy following the collapse of the modern foundationalist paradigm. Mensch offers an alternative based in phenomenology. Using Husserl's analysis of temporality to reinvigorate Aristotle's account of time, he shows how the passing of modernity is actually an opening for doing metaphysics in a new nonfoundationalist manner. Positioning Husserl within a wider context, Mensch views him both as a culmination of the modern foundationalist paradigm and as providing a way to overcome it through his descriptive analyses.
V.1 Modernization -- V.2 Cultural modernity -- V.3 Odern system -- V.4 After modernity.
Author: Malcolm Waters
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
V.1 Modernization -- V.2 Cultural modernity -- V.3 Odern system -- V.4 After modernity.
WHEN WE WERE MODERN: ON THE NATURE OF LATE MODERNITY If we are
to undertake an archaeology of the contemporary past, we need first to be able to
characterize it—to understand both those quotidian aspects of contemporary ...
Author: Rodney Harrison
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This book summarizes archaeological approaches to the contemporary past, and suggests a new agenda for the archaeology of late modern societies. The principal focus is the archaeology of developed, de-industrialized societies during the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. This period encompasses the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the 'internet age', a period which sits firmly within what we would recognize to be a period of 'lived and living memory'. Rodney Harrison and John Schofield explore how archaeology can inform the study of this time period and the study of our own society through detailed case studies and an in-depth summary of the existing literature. Their book draws together cross-disciplinary perspectives on contemporary material culture studies, and develops a new agenda for the study of the materiality of late modern societies.
after. Modernity. Injustice,. Insecurity. and. Flexible,. Private. Justice. It is nowtime
toenquiremoreclosely into thewaysin whichcomplexity, fragmentation,
pluralismoflaws and globalisation can perpetuate injustice. The last chapters
Author: Sionaidh Douglas-Scott
Publisher: A&C Black
How can we characterise law and legal theory in the twenty-first century? Law After Modernity argues that we live in an age 'after Modernity' and that legal theory must take account of this fact. The book presents a dynamic analysis of law, which focusses on the richness and pluralism of law, on its historical embeddedness, its cultural contingencies, as well as acknowledging contemporary law's global and transnational dimensions. However, Law After Modernity also warns that the complexity, fragmentation, pluralism and globalisation of contemporary law may all too easily perpetuate injustice. In this respect, the book departs from many postmodern and pluralist accounts of law. Indeed, it asserts that the quest for justice becomes a crucial issue for law in the era of legal pluralism, and it investigates how it may be achieved. The approach is fresh, contextual and interdisciplinary, and, unusually for a legal theory work, is illustrated throughout with works of art and visual representations, which serve to re-enforce the messages of the book.
Chapter 9 Christian Marriage After Modernity 'Postmodernity' has been used in
this book to convey the opportunity that exists for Christian theology to engage
with thought forms and practices which have lost or are in danger of losing
Author: Adrian Thatcher
Publisher: A&C Black
This book offers nothing less than a new vision for Christian marriage at a time of unprecedented social and theological change. It breaks new ground in drawing on earlier traditions of betrothal and informal marriage in welcoming some forms of pre-marital cohabitation, and provides a new defence of the link between marriage and procreation by sketching a theology of liberation for children. Christian principles for the use of contraception by married and not-yet-married couples are restated, and a comprehensive theology of marriage is worked out, based on re-worked biblical models. Marriage as a Christian sacrament, mutually administered in a lifelong partnership of equals is affirmed. A chapter on divorce brings new light to bear on legitimate theological grounds for 'the parting of the ways'. The question of whether marriage is a heterosexual institution is addressed, and particular attention is paid throughout the book to overcoming the distorting effect of the overwhelming androcentric bias of much Christian thought on marriage, to the experience of wives, and to all those women and men for whom marriage is not their vocation.
The idea that a mathematical problem could have multiple answers does seem
unreasonable, but reason is not exclusively a matter of left-brain analysis after
the model of mathematics—in spite of what modernity had led us to believe.
There is ...
Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, modern thinkers came to believe that our notion of truth should be objective, certain, and precise. Mathematics became the model for how truth should be conceptualized, and we sought to eliminate ideas that were vague, ambiguous, or contradictory. This inevitably led to our belief that the truth of the Gospel must be conceptualized in the same way, and much of modern theology saw the defense of the Gospel in these terms as its task. The teachings of Jesus, however, are often vague, ambiguous, and even contradictory. Fortunately, a twenty-first century understanding of the human condition has debunked the modern notion of truth, showing it to be truncated at best. Truth, at least as we have access to it, is very different from what our early modern ancestors imagined. This is especially good news since the truth of the Gospel was never compatible with modernity's notion of truth as objective, certain, and precise. Consequently, we are now free to rethink our notion of truth in a way that is compatible with the things that Jesus said and did, and equally compatible with what we now know to be our access to truth given the limits of our human condition. This volume sets out to explore these issues in depth and examine what it might mean for us to speak of the truth of the Gospel in a twenty-first century context.
For, while Pius X viewed modernism essentially as a theological movement, 1 am
speaking of modernity as a more general attitude of secular culture that prevails
particularly among intellectuals and that recent theology has gone out of its way ...
Author: Thomas C. Oden
This vigorous and incisive critique of modernity lights the path to recovering the revitalizing heritage of classical Christianity.
after. modernity. No “beds” are furnished for “reembedding”, and such beds as
might be postulated and pursued prove fragile and often vanish before the work
of 're-embedding' is complete. There are rather 'musical chairs' of various sizes ...
Author: Mira Marody
Moving beyond the individualisation paradigm in sociological theory, this book develops an approach to the analysis of human activities and the social phenomena produced by them that centres on the processes that generate coordinated behaviours among individuals. Emphasising the relational and processual character of social phenomena, as well as the importance of a broader cultural and historical context for analysing them, the author questions the view of contemporary society that sees individuals acting in a context in which social bonds are dissolving, and unveils the rationale hidden behind the chaos of everyday activities. Through an analysis of the continued importance of cooperation and the consequent emergence in society of various kinds of communities, this volume examines the changing character of social ties. An overview of transformation of social bonds and the intensification of mutual influences among individuals as they seek to address social dilemmas in new contexts, The Individual after Modernity will appeal to social scientists with interests in social theory.
After. Modernity: Popular. Reassertionst. Ashkenazified. Religiosityt. and. other.
Contemporary. Trends. Most of the venerable Sephardi and Oriental Jewish
communities that existed until the middle of this century are no more. Some. such
Author: Norman A. Stillman
Publisher: Psychology Press
Throughout the nineteenth century the entire structure of the Ashkenazi world crumbled. What remains of Ashkenazi Jewry today is split into irreconcilable religious camps on the one hand, and a large body of secularized Jews of greater or lesser ethnicity on the other. The Sephardi and Oriental Jews, who form the other great branch of world Jewry, had a very different encounter with the forces of modernity. This book examines some of their responses to its challenges. The Sephardi religious leaders, who had been historically more open to general culture, reacted with neither the anti-traditionalism of Reform Judaism nor the Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox's uncompromising rejection of everything new. Their response was rather one of active and creative halakhic engagement coupled with a tolerant attitude toward the growing secularized elements of their communities. Much has been written on the social, economic, and political transformation of Sephardi and Oriental Jewry in the modern era. However, this is the first book in English devoted to the religious changes taking place in this important segment of Jewry which now constitutes the majority of Jews in the Jewish state.
DIANA COOLE'S Merleau-Ponty and Modern Politics after Anti-Humanism is the
twelfth volume in the Rowman & Littlefield series Modernity and Political Thought,
and follows publication of Kennan Ferguson's William James: Politics in the ...
Author: Diana H. Coole
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
"In this book, Diana Coole shows how existential phenomenology illuminates and enlivens our understanding of polities. With breadth of vision and penetrating insight, Coole demonstrates that political questions were always central to Merleau-Ponty's philosophical project. She also shows how Merleau-Ponty's concern with contingency anticipated arguments by thinkers such as Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze, while sustaining a robust sense of politics as the domain of collective life"--Jacket.
Chapter 1 1 What To Say: Reflections on Mysticism after Modernity George
Pattison Whatever its virtues, the word 'mystical' also covers a multitude of
philosophical sins. Many recent - and, for that matter, not so recent -
commentators see it as ...
Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Looking at the dialogue between philosophy and theology, this book addresses the contemporary reshaping of intellectual boundaries, and explores human experience in a 'post-Christian' era. It points to ways of reconfiguring both traditional reason, faith oppositions and those between interpretation, text and language, and experience.
The God-man, Jesus, fully divine and fully human, remains as much a paradox to
the modern world, as He was to the ancient world. The modernist ... Even after
modernity arrogantly claimed the death of God, religion keeps growing. For men
Author: Jack Stanfield
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Have you ever wondered why society is getting cruder and ruder, with stress, depression and mental illness rising and little joy felt? Why children behave badly and schools are failing? Why trust has vanished with your identity? And why sex is oozing out of every aspect of the culture? We live in a skeptical age with the country splintering into special interest groups claiming to be victims and requiring special treatment, and a Congress thats deadlocked in partisan bickering. There is anger and tension and really intolerable things being tolerated, placing women and children in danger. If you have such questions, this is your book, an inquiry into the spirit of the age. Examined are root causes for the darkened culture, immoral behavior, and rejection of traditions. The age glorifies science and technical progress, and yet is unhappy and sickly. Individualism surmounts community concerns creating narcissistic people tending toward nihilism, where the self is the center of the universe. The postmodern culture throws away things, relationships, and lives, like it disposes of outdated items. Logic is replaced with how I feel, and reliance on personal experience for making decisions. Relativism is accepted in ethics and for determining truth, so that it is my truth and your truth, and objectivity and common sense are lost. Science is erecting the abstract man, who, in the process, has lost heart and a sense of reality, living in a delusional world. The result is a profusion of confusion.
... the one-dimensional scientific worldview of modernism, we must do so by
picking up where the mystics and humanists of ... confirmed by recent research
done in the fields of mysticism and the origins of modern science since Steiner
Author: Rudolf Steiner
The mystics Steiner writes about in this book were early giants in the modern art of illumined self-knowledge. Their ways of seeing the world, God, and themselves foreshadowed all that we practice now in the best of meditation, both East and West. Here, you can read about their essential passion for unity, their practice of intensification of perception, and their ever-fresh insights into the process of knowing itself. Contents: Foreword by Christopher Bamford Preface to the 1923 Edition Introduction: Mystics, Natural Science, and the Modern World (by Rudolf Steiner) Meister Eckhart The Friendship with God: Johannes Tauler Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa Agrippa of Nettesheim & Theophrastus Paracelsus Valentin Weigel & Jacob Boehme Giordano Bruno & Angelus Silesius Epilogue Afterword: About the Author, the People, and the Background of This Book (by Paul M. Allen) Preface to First Edition 1901 Steiner immerses us in the evolving stream of these eleven mystics who appeared in central Europe between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries. They managed to resolve the conflict between inner perceptions and the new seeds of modern science and human individuality. Based on the lives of those mystics and on his own spiritual insight, Steiner shows how their ideas can illuminate and preserve our true human nature today. Rudolf Steiner ends his book with a quotation from the Cherubinic Wanderer, a collection of sayings gathered by Angelus Silesius: "Dear Friend, this is enough for now. If you wish to read more, go and become the writing and the essence yourself." A previous edition was titled Mysticism at the dawn of the Modern Age.
Russian Nietzscheans After Modernity Dragan Kujundzic. Introduction. The
following reading of Russian Formalism, Yury Tynianov's (1894- 1943) and
Mikhail Bakhtin's (1895-1975) work, and Russian Modernism in Stalinist culture,
attempts a ...
Author: Dragan Kujundzic
Publisher: SUNY Press
Examines the influence of Nietzsche on Russian Formalists, Russian Modernism, and Mikhail Bakhtin, reinforcing the importance of the modernist theoreticians by reading them in the contemporary theoretical context.
Those problems of periodisation, such as when does modernity become late
modernity, or modernity become postmodernity (in the sense of after modernity),
or first modernity become second modernity, or solid modernity become liquid ...
Author: Steve Redhead
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.
Preface. In Impressions d'Afrique (1910), a marginal text of European Modernism,
Raymond Roussel strives to create an imaginary realm with the fewest possible
references to a “real” Africa—to an “empirically verifiable” or “social realist” or ...
Author: Michael Janis
Africa after Modernism traces shifts in perspectives on African culture, arts, and philosophy from the conflict with European modernist interventions in the climate of colonialist aggression to present identitarian positions in the climate of globalism, multiculturalism, and mass media. By focusing on what may be called deconstructive moments in twentieth-century Africanist thought – on intellectual landmarks, revolutionary ideas, crises of consciousness, literary and philosophical debates – this study looks at African modernity and modernism from critical postcolonial perspectives. An effort to sketch contemporary frameworks of global intersubjective relations reflecting African cultures and concerns must resist taking modernism as a term of African periodization, or master-narrative, but as a constellation of discursive and subjective forms that obtains upon the present moment in African literature, philosophy, and cultural history. Africa after Modernism argues for a philosophical consciousness and pan-African multiculturalist ethos that operate, after the deconstruction of Eurocentrism, beyond self/other paradigms of exoticism or West/Africa political ideologies, in dialogue with postcolonial approaches to cultural reciprocity.
MODERNITY. The second half of the twentieth century was the time when Europe
returned to itself, after half a millennium of outward expansion. The conquests
and the protection rackets abroad had reached their limits by the end of the
Author: Göran Therborn
In this book one of Europe's foremost sociologists offers a profound and accessible overview of the trajectory of European societies, East and West, since the end of World War II. Combining theoretical depth with factual analysis, Göran Therborn addresses the questions that underpin an understanding of the nature of European modernity, including: To what extent is the period 1945-2000 producing fundamental change and what are the areas of continuity? Have the societies of Europe become more similar to others on the globe or more distinctively European? What are the prospects of Europe after decades of postwar change and the end of the Cold War? Issues covered include the division of paid and unpaid labour,
I would contend that such events signal modernity has reached its limit as a
cultural form. In consequence, we have to face up to the prospect of life 'after
modernity' where a very different kind of mental set than the one we have been ...
Author: Stuart Sim
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Global financial crisis, global environmental crisis--what connects them? Stuart Sim claims they are both symptoms of the end of modernity, the cultural system that has prevailed in the West from the Enlightenment onwards.In this provocative book, Sim argues that the modern world's insatiable need for technologically-driven economic progress is unsustainable, and potentially destructive of the planet and its socio-economic systems. The new landscape this creates--socially, politically, economically, intellectually--is explored through an interdisciplinary approach, providing a wide-ranging assessment of the collapse of modernity and the challenges it poses us. Sim calls for a radical alteration in our world view and for purposeful changes both to our economic and intellectual life: we need to jettison the free market, rein in conspicuous consumption, reinvigorate public service, and develop talents other than the entrepreneurial if we are to reconstruct our society satisfactorily.
modernity? So let us begin. We need, first of all, some general conceptual
framework within which to juxtapose the new possibilities of trans-confessional
theology ... Postmodernity, on this understanding, is not a period coming after
Author: Andrew Shanks
For the past four hundred years, theological debate has been dominated by a fundamental divide: between the liberals, with strong loyalties to the secularity of the secular state and university on the one hand, and the neo-orthodox, insisting on the absolute priority of a proper loyalty to the church community itself, on the other. God and Modernity strikes off in a fundamentally new directionAndrew Shanks boldly calls for a new and better way to do theology. Shanks argues that God is most present in a culture where public debate over ethical issues flourishes best. Social movements such as feminist movements, peace movements, and green movements have emerged to challenge both Church and State. These new movements are no longer confined to a particular confessional religious identity and are independent of state sponsorship. These social movements already made an individual impact on theology. What would a theology look like, systematically trying to reconcile older divisions in the theological debate with a new loyalty to such movements common ethos? Anyone wishing to gain a refreshing insight into a new way of understanding theology and politics will welcome this ground-breaking book.