By George Markus György Márkus
The heavily interrelated essays during this quantity deal with the query of the inner dynamism of the excessive tradition of modernity in its paradoxical structure because the complementary cohesion of strict opposites: the sciences (philosophy incorporated) and the humanities. particular realization is paid to the interior lines of those nice fields in our contemporaneity. It discusses at the one hand the position of specialists and, at the different, that of the industry in either one of those components . It additionally offers with the hermeneutical courting among writer - paintings - recipient and its old transformations.Although essays care for the advanced philosophical matters, those are mentioned in a transparent method, approcheable for somebody with a vast philosophical curiosity. they're, although, addressed essentially to philosophers, social scientists, culturologists and aestheticians.
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I have attempted to provide some basis for the suspicion that there may be something questionable and misleading in the classical and renewed attempt to categorically separate action proper and production, doings and makings, as two fundamentally opposed classes of human activities. Before endeavouring, however, to offer some fragmentary considerations concerning the sources of these difficulties, I should like first to digress slightly. The attraction and the enlightening power of those diagnoses of modernity to which I referred at the beginning do not consist solely, or even chiefly, in drawing our attention to some forgotten conceptual distinction and to its contemporary relevance.
Some of its ideas even resound in theories of post-modernity: a programmatic syncretism, a tendency towards the aestheticisation not only of theory but of ethics and politics as well. In Â�general, 17 â•‡ Hegel, “Das älteste Systemprogram des deutschen Idealismus,” in Mythologie der Vernunft, ed. C. Jamme and H. Schneider, Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1984, p. 13. , p. 14. 30 • Chapter One one could see in the narrativisation of all discourses merely a diluted version of their mythologisation. However, this mythologisation is not presented today in the name of the utopia of a future all-encompassing unity.
18 This anti-Enlightenment, which still retains at least some goals of the Enlightenment, is, from early Romanticism on, a regularly recurring feature of the history of cultural modernity. Some of its ideas even resound in theories of post-modernity: a programmatic syncretism, a tendency towards the aestheticisation not only of theory but of ethics and politics as well. In Â�general, 17 â•‡ Hegel, “Das älteste Systemprogram des deutschen Idealismus,” in Mythologie der Vernunft, ed. C. Jamme and H.
Culture, Science, Society: The Constitution of Cultural Modernity by George Markus György Márkus