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Progress

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the first of specific types of the construction of grand narrative, that is ‘progress’. The desire for, and belief in, historical progress has always been found in human ... More


Adorno, Foucault, and the End of Progress: Critical Theory in Postcolonial Times

Amy Allen

in Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181518
eISBN:
9780231543620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181518.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Neither of the major contemporary theorists most closely associated with the legacy of the Frankfurt School, Jürgen Habermas or Axel Honneth, has made systematic reflection on the paradoxes and ... More


“Where Nature Gives the Rule to Art”

Dorothea E. von Mücke

in The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines three influential models of the genius as radical innovator, each with a different approach to the tension between the natural gift of genius, which is opposed to the teachable ... More


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