The Illusions of Postmodernism

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111872500X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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In this brilliant critique, Terry Eagleton explores the origins and emergence of postmodernism, revealing its ambivalences and contradictions. Above all he speaks to a particular kind of student, or consumer, of popular "brands" of postmodern thought.

Der Tod Gottes und die Krise der Kultur

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Pattloch eBook
ISBN: 3629320953
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 4852
Terry Eagleton setzt sich mit Religion und Kultur seit der Aufklärung auseinander. Was als Siegeszug des Atheismus erscheint, ist die Ursache für die Krise der westlichen Kultur: Am 11. September 2001 stürzten auch die Hoffnungen der Atheisten in sich zusammen. Das Bedürfnis zu glauben wächst seitdem umso stärker, je deutlicher der spirituelle Bankrott der kapitalistischen Ordnung sichtbar wird. Daraus entwickelt Eagleton seine Überzeugung als Linkskatholik: Er fordert keine religiöse Wohlfühlmoral, sondern eine radikale Änderung unserer Lebensweise. Am Anfang müsste die Solidarität mit den Armen und Machtlosen stehen – als Voraussetzung für ein längst überfälliges neues Verhältnis von Glaube, Kultur und Politik.

The Illusion of Trust

Toward a Medical Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age
Author: E.R. DuBose
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401104816
Category: Philosophy
Page: 141
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This book is about trust and its implications for a medical theological ethics. Beginning with its earliest work, there has been attention to trust running through the bioethics literature in the United States, and much of this discussion has examined its theological elements. Clearly, trust is indispensable when describing the patient-physician relationship, so why is there a need for yet another study? There is no doubt that people generally trust physicians. Traditionally the physician is the patient's fiduciary agent, whose sole obligation is to act only in the patient's best interest. In recent times, however, there is a perception on the part of people within and without health care that physicians have other obligations that compete with their obligation to the patient. If we acknowledge that one price for the successes of technological biomedicine is high in terms of financial cost, another price of Sllccess seems to be distrust, cynicism, and suspicion directed by the public toward the medical profes sion. If this uneasiness is the price society pays for medical success, what is the price of success for the doctor? Because of their role within the social order, physicians have claimed and been granted autonomy, authority, and special status. In return, the profes sion has pledged to serve the well-being and interests of humankind. This fiduciary commitment becomes a taken-for-granted aspect of the physician's identity, both for the physician for whom this dedication is definitional and for the public which expects trustworthy service from this person.

Culture and the Death of God

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300206542
Category: Philosophy
Page: 245
View: 4656
DIVHow to live in a supposedly faithless world threatened by religious fundamentalism? Terry Eagleton, formidable thinker and renowned cultural critic, investigates in this thought-provoking book the contradictions, difficulties, and significance of the modern search for a replacement for God. Engaging with a phenomenally wide range of ideas, issues, and thinkers from the Enlightenment to today, Eagleton discusses the state of religion before and after 9/11, the ironies surrounding Western capitalism’s part in spawning not only secularism but also fundamentalism, and the unsatisfactory surrogates for the Almighty invented in the post-Enlightenment era. The author reflects on the unique capacities of religion, the possibilities of culture and art as modern paths to salvation, the so-called war on terror’s impact on atheism, and a host of other topics of concern to those who envision a future in which just and compassionate communities thrive. Lucid, stylish, and entertaining in his usual manner, Eagleton presents a brilliant survey of modern thought that also serves as a timely, urgently needed intervention into our perilous political present./div

Contemporary Cultural Theory

An Introduction
Author: Andrew Milner,Jeff Browitt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415301008
Category: Philosophy
Page: 280
View: 3148
This introduction to cultural theory aims to bring a sense of historical and theoretical scale to cultural studies in Britain.

Der Postfeministische Diskurs

Author: Birgit Haas
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826032301
Category: Deconstruction
Page: 255
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The Idea of Culture

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118724852
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 168
View: 8692
Terry Eagleton's book, in this vital new series from Blackwell, focuses on discriminating different meanings of culture, as a way of introducing to the general reader the contemporary debates around it.

Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought

Author: Vladimir Tasic
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195349955
Category: Mathematics
Page: 200
View: 3209
This is a charming and insightful contribution to an understanding of the "Science Wars" between postmodernist humanism and science, driving toward a resolution of the mutual misunderstanding that has driven the controversy. It traces the root of postmodern theory to a debate on the foundations of mathematics early in the 20th century, then compares developments in mathematics to what took place in the arts and humanities, discussing issues as diverse as literary theory, arts, and artificial intelligence. This is a straightforward, easily understood presentation of what can be difficult theoretical concepts It demonstrates that a pattern of misreading mathematics can be seen both on the part of science and on the part of postmodern thinking. This is a humorous, playful yet deeply serious look at the intellectual foundations of mathematics for those in the humanities and the perfect critical introduction to the bases of modernism and postmodernism for those in the sciences.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature

Author: Laura Marcus,Professor of English Literature Laura Marcus,Peter Nicholls
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521820776
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 886
View: 4699
The most authoritative history of writing from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland across the twentieth century.

Grundbegriffe der Kulturtheorie und Kulturwissenschaften

Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476050742
Category: Criticism
Page: 246
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The Postmodernist Critique of the Project of Enlightenment

Author: Sven-Eric Liedman
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042003422
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
View: 5729

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191579035
Category: Philosophy
Page: 128
View: 5770
We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might rediscover meaning in our lives.

Sweet Violence

The Idea of the Tragic
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047076595X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
View: 2085
Terry Eagleton's Tragedy provides a major critical and analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the Ancient world right down to the twenty-first century. A major new intellectual endeavour from one of the world's finest, and most controversial, cultural theorists. Provides an analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the ancient world to the present day. Explores the idea of the 'tragic' across all genres of writing, as well as in philosophy, politics, religion and psychology, and throughout western culture. Considers the psychological, religious and socio-political implications and consequences of our fascination with the tragic.

The Significance of Theory

Author: Terry Eagleton,Michael Payne
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631172710
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 112
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Terry Eagleton's work has had a powerful influence in debates about the politics of literature and culture. This book reflects the breadth of his interests. It offers a view of his career to date, raising a number of central issues in literature, culture and politics.

Myths of Power

A Marxist Study of the Brontës
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349196290
Category: Fiction
Page: 148
View: 9532
`...a valuable book for anyone wanting to move beyond critical pieties to an understanding of the relation between the Brontes' work and their society. Dr Eagleton asks questions which ought be asked.' Juliet Dusinberre, Notes and Queries `...this is a book of real stature, of cogent and steely argument and analysis....' Adrian Poole, Cambridge Review. This widely acclaimed Marxist study of the Brontes is now available in paperback. In this second edition a new introduction has been added.

Postmodernism and the Enlightenment

New Perspectives in Eighteenth-Century French Intellectual History
Author: Daniel Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136696288
Category: History
Page: 236
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317891953
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 328
View: 4291
This collection of readings on the concept of ideology is brought together by the Marxist critic, Terry Eagleton. His introduction traces the historical evolution of ideology and examines in a more theoretical style the various meanings of the word and their significance. The readings begin with the first English translations of some of the writing of the French founder of the concept in the eighteenth century. They then move from the enlightenment to Hegel and Marxism, with particular emphasis on Marx and Engels themselves. They also look at other eighteenth-century traditions of thought such as Nietzche and Freud. All the readings are theoretical rather than examples of `ideology at work' and will be of interest to undergraduate students of cultural, political and historical studies concerned with ideology, as well as students of English literature.

Bodies of Meaning

Studies on Language, Labor, and Liberation
Author: David McNally
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791447369
Category: Social Science
Page: 277
View: 3702
Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.

Clothing and Its Connotations in Postmodern American Fiction

Author: Theresa Wenzel
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640175026
Page: 90
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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Gottingen, 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Clothes, as Diana Crane establishes in her book Fashion and Its Social Agendas, "are a major tool in the construction of identity, offering a wide range of choices for the expression of lifestyles or subcultural identities" (171). However: "Social scientists have not articulated a definitive interpretation of how a person constructs social identity in contemporary society" (Crane 2). This might be one of the reasons why clothing has found its way into fiction, contributing to the characterization of protagonists and fictional world alike. The versatility of postmodern texts makes the analysis of clothing in connection with the process of constructing identities especially rewarding. The term postmodernism is hard to define. In the preface to his book The Illusions of Postmodernism Terry Eagleton makes a distinction between postmodernism and postmodernity: The word postmodernism generally refers to a form of contemporary culture, whereas the term postmodernity alludes to a specific historical period. Postmodernity is a style of thought which is suspicious of classical notions of truth, reason, identity and objectivity, of the idea of universal progress or emancipation, of single frameworks, grand narratives or ultimate grounds of explanation. (vii) Postmodernism, then, reflects these notions in what Eagleton calls "a depthless, decentred, ungrounded, self-reflexive, playful, derivative, eclectic, pluralistic art which blurs the boundaries between 'high' and 'popular' culture, as well as between art and everyday experience" (vii). Although his definition is not in favor of postmodernism, it does indicate how diverse subject-matter as well as style in postmodern texts can be. In other words, "anything goes" (Mayer 543).

Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism

Contemporary Satire
Author: Graham Matthews
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441134395
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 4701
What is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previous decade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics and aesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art form or critical methodology might take its place. Exploring the work of six contemporary novelists - Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard, Will Self, Michel Houellebecq, Tama Janowitz and Chuck Palahniuk - Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism delivers a series of interventions into six key areas of contemporary debate: fear, nihilism, revolution, ethics, enjoyment and feminism. The book goes on to develop an innovative critical methodology which reinvigorates the ability of art and literature to engage in ideological critique. Rather than valorising separatism, plurality or indeterminacy, this approach delivers a critical framework which enacts a radical de-centering of the fundamental coordinates of contemporary society.