The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger, and After David Kolb

ISBN: 9780226450292

Published: August 22nd 1991

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334 pages


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The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger, and After  by  David Kolb

The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger, and After by David Kolb
August 22nd 1991 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 334 pages | ISBN: 9780226450292 | 5.58 Mb

Modernity is a troubling concept, not only for scholars but for the general public, for it seems to represent a choice between oppressive traditions and empty, rootless freedom. Seeking a broader understanding of modernity, Kolb first considers theMoreModernity is a troubling concept, not only for scholars but for the general public, for it seems to represent a choice between oppressive traditions and empty, rootless freedom. Seeking a broader understanding of modernity, Kolb first considers the views of Weber and then discusses in detail the pivotal writings of Hegel and Heidegger. He uses the novel strategy of presenting Heideggers critique of Hegel and then suggesting the critique of Heidegger that Hegel might have made.Kolb offers his own views, proposing the possibility of a meaningful life that is free but still rooted in shared contexts.

He concludes with comments on postmodernity as discussed by Lyotard and others, arguing persuasively against the presupposition of a unified Modern or Postmodern Age.



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