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The dialectic of Enlightenment. Spaemann's critique of modernity and its dialectic

Holger Zaborowski

in Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576777
eISBN:
9780191722295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Spaemann's critique of modernity and its dialectic, on the basis provided in the preceding chapter. A more systematic account of how Spaemann views modernity, how it arose, and ... More


Aotourou and Omai

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Louis-Antoine Bougainville reached Saint–Malo on March 16, 1769, and was soon with Aotourou in Paris, France. More than a year before the publication of Bougainville's Voyage, the tale of Tahiti was ... More


Aimances in Rousseau: Julie or The New Heloise as Treatise on the Passions

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at how writing and theory are superimposed in Rosseau's novel, Julie or the New Heloise. Drawing upon two of Paul de Man's readings of the novel in his Allegories of Reading, the ... More


Ich, das Wir, und Wir, das Ich ist: Spirit’s Dictum

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that while the category of “modernity” is differential, it is so in several senses that intersect and vie with one another. It introduces certain theses on modernity which aim to ... More


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