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Epilogue: Which Modernity? Whose Tradition?

Kwame Gyekye

in Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Conceptualization of modernity in Africa is discussed in this section, in disagreement with the notion that “modernization” is similar to Westernization for the reason that contemporary or developed ... More


The Extraplanetary Environment of the Ecomodernists

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In chapter 6, Neyrat moves to describing the new ecologists and environmentalists of the twenty-first century: the ecomodernists. Neyrat provides the origins of this new capitalist and industrialist ... More


Southern Thought and Other Essays on the Mediterranean

Franco Cassano

Norma Bouchard and Valerio Ferme (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233649
eISBN:
9780823241750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233649.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book, which ranges between the fields of sociology, political science, philosophy, cultural anthropology, and literature, offers a critique of normative models of modernization derived from ... More


Kafka's The Trial: Philosophical Perspectives

Espen Hammer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190461454
eISBN:
9780190461461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190461454.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

The Trial, written from 1914 to 1915 and published in 1925, is a multifaceted, notoriously difficult manifestation of European literary modernism. Written in a relatively abstract language, it tells ... More


Sustainable Technologies for Sustainable Lifestyles

Philip Brey

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philip Brey focuses on the role technologies play in the relationship between sustainable development and consumerism in light of ecological modernization, the development practice that aims at ... More


Displaced, dispossessed, disappeared

Trinh T. Minh-ha

in Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823271092
eISBN:
9780823271146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271092.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the consequences of Chinese attempts at modernization and urbanization as imposed upon Tibet. It examines the likely shifts to occur in Tibet's ethnographic demography as a ... More


Landscapes of Class in Contemporary Chinese Film: From Yellow Earth to Still Life

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

in The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015523
eISBN:
9780262295840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the slow burn of development which has impacted the Chinese landscape for a long time, despite the country’s urbanization. Although China’s modernization has been underway for ... More


Reflections on Bioethics in China: The Interaction between Bioethics and Society1

Qiu Renzong

in Bioethics Around the Globe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195386097
eISBN:
9780190267476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386097.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes the birth and growth of bioethics in China, a progressive process stimulated by the Chinese government's policy of reform and openness. With increasing cultural valuation of ... More


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