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Modern/Postmodern: Society, Philosophy, Literature

Modern Postmodern Society Philosophy Literature Modern Postmodern Society Philosophy Literature offers new definitions of modernism and postmodernism by presenting an original theoretical system of thought that explains the differences between th

  • Title: Modern/Postmodern: Society, Philosophy, Literature
  • Author: Peter V. Zima
  • ISBN: 9780826424020
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Modern Postmodern Society, Philosophy, Literature offers new definitions of modernism and postmodernism by presenting an original theoretical system of thought that explains the differences between these two key movements Taking a contrastive approach, Peter V Zima identifies three key concepts in the relationship between modernism and postmodernism ambiguity, ambivalModern Postmodern Society, Philosophy, Literature offers new definitions of modernism and postmodernism by presenting an original theoretical system of thought that explains the differences between these two key movements Taking a contrastive approach, Peter V Zima identifies three key concepts in the relationship between modernism and postmodernism ambiguity, ambivalence and indifference.Zima defines modernism and postmodernism as problematics, as opposed to aesthetics, stylistics or ideologies Unlike modernism, which is grounded in an increasing ambivalence towards social norms and values, postmodernity is presented as an era of indifference, i.e of interchangeable norms, values and perspectives.Taking an historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural approach that engages with Anglo American and European debates, the book describes the transition from late modernist ambivalence to postmodern indifference in the contexts of philosophy, literature and sociology This is the ideal guide to the relationship between modernism and postmodernism for students and scholars throughout the humanities.

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    1. this is a much later later addition: after reading more, particularly Nietzsche and Buddhism, there is for me a more complex understanding of how his thought presages postmodernism, indeed his critique of central, European, humanist discourse, can be seen as essential in recasting the 'ground' on which these disputes may be argued, in showing there is a different possibility, different basis, that in some ways evades this distinction between modern/postmodern. is this 'deconstruction'? i do not [...]

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