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Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback,Tora Lane PDF

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By Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback,Tora Lane

This hugely unique number of essays contributes to a critique of the typical realizing of modernity as an enlightened undertaking that offers rational grounds for orientation in all facets and dimensions of the area. a world workforce of members contend that the fashionable ideas of beginning express in themselves quite how modernity is disorienting itself.

The ebook brings jointly discussions at the writings of philosophers who deal with extra systematically the questions of starting place and orientation, similar to Kant, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Pascal, and Patočka, and reports of literary works that explicitly thematize this query, similar to Novalis, Hölderlin, Beckett, Platonov, and Benjamin. This multi-disciplinary technique brings to the fore the anomaly that sleek figures of grounding and orientation unground and disorient and demonstrates a serious route to assessment present understandings of modernity and post-modernity.

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