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Retreat from the Modern: Humanism, Postmodernism and the Flight from Modernist Culture
Bowerdean Publishing Co Ltd
A short, but wide-ranging introduction to the factions and theories involved in the so-called culture wars. Dr. Rengger reviews the conflicting (but also sometimes overlapping) positions which constitute the Modernist debate -- from the Enlightenment through postmodernism, via high humanism, pluralism, multiculturalism and anti-humanism. The works of Pico della Mirandola and the Baron Condorcet, Adorno, Steiner, Rorty, Habermas, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, Said, Bloom, Fish, and others, are covered in this thought-provoking discussion.