Cosmopolis

The Hidden Agenda of Modernity

Author: Stephen Edelston Toulmin,Stephen Toulmin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226808383

Category: History

Page: 228

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In the seventeenth century, a vision arose which was to captivate the Western imagination for the next three hundred years: the vision of Cosmopolis, a society as rationally ordered as the Newtonian view of nature. While fueling extraordinary advances in all fields of human endeavor, this vision perpetuated a hidden yet persistent agenda: the delusion that human nature and society could be fitted into precise and manageable rational categories. Stephen Toulmin confronts that agenda—its illusions and its consequences for our present and future world. "By showing how different the last three centuries would have been if Montaigne, rather than Descartes, had been taken as a starting point, Toulmin helps destroy the illusion that the Cartesian quest for certainty is intrinsic to the nature of science or philosophy."—Richard M. Rorty, University of Virginia "[Toulmin] has now tackled perhaps his most ambitious theme of all. . . . His aim is nothing less than to lay before us an account of both the origins and the prospects of our distinctively modern world. By charting the evolution of modernity, he hopes to show us what intellectual posture we ought to adopt as we confront the coming millennium."—Quentin Skinner, New York Review of Books

Cosmopolis

Roman

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306081

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Don DeLillos Meisterwerk nun im Kino Als »Cosmopolis« 2003 erschien, wurde der Roman international als literarisches Meisterwerk gefeiert, das DeLillos Rang als einer der wichtigsten Autoren der Welt abermals unterstrich. Heute wirkt DeLillos Roman im Angesicht der weltweiten Finanzkrise beinahe prophetisch und ist aktueller denn je. David Cronenberg hat »Cosmopolis« nun mit Robert Pattinson und Juliette Binoche verfilmt. Die Geschichte: Eric Packer, 28 Jahre alt, ist ein reicher, gewissenloser Börsenspekulant. Unterwegs in seiner Stretchlimousine zu einem Friseurtermin, führt ihn sein Weg über die 47. Straße quer durch Manhattan. Das Herz von New York steht an diesem Frühlingstag im April 2000 kurz vor dem totalen Kollaps. Der amerikanische Präsident ist in der Stadt, gewalttätige Globalisierungsgegner demonstrieren und ein Sufi-Rapper wird unter großer Anteilnahme seiner Anhänger zu Grabe getragen. Mitten durch dieses Chaos schleicht Packer mit seinen Sicherheitsbeamten, seiner Frau, seiner Liebhaberin und seinem Leibarzt im Schritttempo voran, ohne wirklich vorwärts zu kommen – und am Ende seiner 24-stündigen Odyssee durch Manhattan verliert er mehr, als er sich je hat vorstellen können. »Schwindelerregend intelligent geschrieben, ein irritierendes Buch von großer diagnostischer Qualität« (Frankfurter Rundschau)

Objektivität

Author: Lorraine Daston,Peter Galison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518584866

Category: Objectivity

Page: 530

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Die Gutenberg-Elegien

Lesen im elektronischen Zeitalter

Author: Sven Birkerts

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105617051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Leidenschaftliche und melancholische essayistische Variationen über das Lesen, allen Bücherfreunden zum Trost, die sich den Verheißungen der schönen neuen Bildschirmwelt nicht restlos überlassen wollen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Darker Side of Western Modernity

Global Futures, Decolonial Options

Author: Walter Mignolo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822350785

Category: History

Page: 408

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DIVA new and more concrete understanding of the inseparability of colonialism and modernity that also explores how the rhetoric of modernity disguises the logic of coloniality and how this rhetoric has been instrumental in establishing capitalism as the econ/div

God in the Fray

A Tribute to Walter Brueggemann

Author: Walter Brueggemann,Tod Linafelt,Timothy Kandler Beal

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419283

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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This volume engages the work of Walter Brueggemann, most of which has been published by Fortress Press. The volume centers on the character of God in the text of the Old Testament as a site of theological tension and even ambivalence. Biblical faith never experiences God as entirely above the fray but rather as entangled in history, astonishingly transformative, and impinged upon by the voices of the suffering. Brueggemann's monumental Theology of the Old Testament addresses this fact with great theological insight and rigor, and the internationally renowned biblical scholars writing here engage and extend his insights into the "unsettled Character . . . at the center of the text."

Weltbürgertum und Nationalstaat

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486819569

Category: History

Page: 514

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Im Auftrag des Friedrich-Meinecke-Instituts der Freien Universität Berlin herausgegeben von Hans Herzfeld und Walther Hofer (Band 1-9). Für Band 10 herausgegeben von Gisela Bock, Jürgen Kocka und Gerhard A. Ritter.

Buddhism, Christianity and the Question of Creation

Karmic Or Divine?

Author: Perry Schmidt-Leukel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754654438

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Is the world created by a divine creator? Or is it the constant product of karmic forces? Exploring the aspects of Buddhist objections against the idea of a divine creator and Christian possibilities to meet the Buddhist critique, this work asks for the potential truth on both sides and suggests a surprising way of overcoming the barrier.

The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

Author: Erik Ringmar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134292635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible, change must be institutionalized. Taking a global view, Ringmar investigates the implications of his conclusion on issues facing the developing world today.

Entdeckung und Generierung von Trendsportarten

Author: Volker Trendel

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3832421262

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 86

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Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Seit je hat der Sport seine Erscheinungsformen, seine Inhalte, seine Ziele in vielfältiger Weise verändert. Eine Vielzahl "neuer" Sportarten ist entstanden und im Entstehen begriffen, neben Leichtathletik und klassischen Fußball treten Sportarten wie Bungee-Jumping, Wakeboarding, Inlineskating und Kickboarding, die wegen differenzierter Motive von vielen Millionen Menschen ausgeübt werden. Sport ist ein Freizeitbereich mit expansiven Zuwachsraten, Sportartikelhersteller blicken im ersten Halbjahr 1999 überwiegend auf gestiegene Umsätze zurück, über ein Drittel rechnet mit guten bis sehr guten Geschäftsaussichten insbesondere im Feld des Trendsports. Die vorliegende Arbeit entwickelt eine systematische Vorgehensweise zur Entdeckung und Generierung von Trendsportarten. Mit der Arbeit wird gezeigt, inwiefern Instrumente des Produktmarketing eingesetzt werden können, um neue Sportarten zu entdecken (Prognoseaspekte), zu kreieren (Gestaltungsaspekte) und ihre Verbreitung zu unterstützen (Vermarktungsaspekte). Inhaltsverzeichnis:Inhaltsverzeichnis: Verzeichnis für Abbildungen im TextIII AbkürzungsverzeichnisIV Gliederung 1.Einleitung1 1.1Problemstellung1 1.2Aufbau der Arbeit3 2.Klärung grundlegender Begriffe4 2.1Begriff "Trend"4 2.2Begriff "Sport"6 2.3Begriff "Trendsport"8 2.4Begriff vom "Generieren von Trendsportarten"9 2.5Modell zur Genese von Trendsportarten10 3.Entdeckung und Prognose von Trendsportarten12 3.1Aktuelle Trendforschung12 3.2Avantgardistische Gruppen und Zielgruppenbezüge13 3.3Verfahren zur Entdeckung von Trendsportarten17 3.4Prognose von Trendsportarten22 3.4.1Anforderungen an Prognosen22 3.4.2Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Trendprognose individuellen und kollektiven Verhaltens23 3.4.3Prognosetechniken25 3.4.4Prognosekonzept27 4.Generierung von Trendsportarten31 4.1Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Trendsportgenerierung31 4.2Prozeß zur Generierung von Trendsportarten31 4.2.1Scanning, Scouting, Monitoring und Prognose der Umweltbereiche und verhaltensprägender Faktoren33 4.2.1.1Erste Stufe: Umweltbereiche, insbesondere der soziokulturelle Bereich33 4.2.1.1.1Erlebnisorientierung.33 4.2.1.1.2Bedeutungsverlust räumlicher Distanzen und Einflüsse der Medien36 4.2.1.1.3Pluralität und Multioptionalität: Vielfalt der Möglichkeiten37 4.2.1.1.4Individualisierungstendenzen38 4.2.1.1.5Suche nach Authentizität40 4.2.1.1.6Ökologische Aspekte41 4.2.1.2Zweite Stufe: ausgewählte [...]

Modernism and Time

The Logic of Abundance in Literature, Science, and Culture, 1880–1930

Author: Ronald Schleifer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139429689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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In Modernism and Time, Ronald Schleifer analyses the transition from the Enlightenment to post-Enlightenment ways of understanding in Western thought. Schleifer argues that this transition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century expresses itself centrally in an altered conception of temporality. He examines this period's remarkable breaks with the past in literature, music, and the arts more generally. Whereas Enlightenment thought sees time as a homogenous, neutral medium, in which events and actions take place, post-Enlightenment thought sees time as discontinuous and inexorably bound up with both the subjects and events that seem to inhabit it. This fundamental change of perception, Schleifer argues, takes place across disciplines as varied as physics, economics and philosophy. Schleifer's study engages with the work of writers and thinkers as varied as George Eliot, Walter Benjamin, Einstein and Russell, and offers a powerful reassessment of the politics and culture of modernism.

The Undiscovered Dewey

Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy

Author: Melvin L. Rogers

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231516169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The Undiscovered Dewey explores the profound influence of evolution and its corresponding ideas of contingency and uncertainty on John Dewey's philosophy of action, particularly its argument that inquiry proceeds from the uncertainty of human activity. Dewey separated the meaningfulness of inquiry from a larger metaphysical story concerning the certainty of human progress. He then connected this thread to the way in which our reflective capacities aid us in improving our lives. Dewey therefore launched a new understanding of the modern self that encouraged intervention in social and natural environments but which nonetheless demanded courage and humility because of the intimate relationship between action and uncertainty. Melvin L. Rogers explicitly connects Dewey's theory of inquiry to his religious, moral, and political philosophy. He argues that, contrary to common belief, Dewey sought a place for religious commitment within a democratic society sensitive to modern pluralism. Against those who regard Dewey as indifferent to moral conflict, Rogers points to Dewey's appreciation for the incommensurability of our ethical commitments. His deep respect for modern pluralism, argues Rogers, led Dewey to articulate a negotiation between experts and the public so that power did not lapse into domination. Exhibiting an abiding faith in the reflective and contestable character of inquiry, Dewey strongly engaged with the complexity of our religious, moral, and political lives.

Clinical Supervision in the Medical Profession

Structured Reflective Practice

Author: David Owen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242944

Category: Medical

Page: 193

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This book helps trainee and practicing doctors to understand supervision and to engage with it in a way that will assist their professional development.

A Social Theory of the Nation-State

The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism

Author: Daniel Chernilo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134150113

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A Social Theory of the Nation-State: the political forms of modernity beyond methodological nationalism, construes a novel and original social theory of the nation-state. It rejects nationalistic ways of thinking that take the nation-state for granted as much as globalist orthodoxy that speaks of its current and definitive decline. Its main aim is therefore to provide a renovated account of the nation-state’s historical development and recent global challenges via an analysis of the writings of key social theorists. This reconstruction of the history of the nation-state into three periods: classical (K. Marx, M. Weber, E. Durkheim) modernist (T. Parsons, R. Aron, R. Bendix, B. Moore) contemporary (M. Mann, E. Hobsbawm, U. Beck, M. Castells, N. Luhmann, J. Habermas) For each phase, it introduces social theory’s key views about the nation-state, its past, present and future. In so doing this book rejects methodological nationalism, the claim that the nation-state is the necessary representation of the modern society, because it misrepresents the nation-state’s own problematic trajectory in modernity. And methodological nationalism is also rejected because it is unable to capture the richness of social theory’s intellectual canon. Instead, via a strong conception of society and a subtler notion of the nation-state, A Social Theory of the Nation-State tries to account for the ‘opacity of the nation-state in modernity’.

As If

Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality

Author: Michael Saler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Many people throughout the world "inhabit" imaginary worlds communally and persistently, parsing Harry Potter and exploring online universes. These activities might seem irresponsibly escapist, but history tells another story. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, when Sherlock Holmes became the world's first "virtual reality" character, readers began to colonize imaginary worlds, debating serious issues and viewing reality in provisional, "as if" terms rather than through essentialist, "just so" perspectives. From Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and Tolkien's Middle-earth to the World of Warcraft and Second Life, As If provides a cultural history that reveals how we can remain enchanted but not deluded in an age where fantasy and reality increasingly intertwine.

Justice and Morality

Human Suffering, Natural Law and International Politics

Author: Dr Amanda Russell Beattie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949957X

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Bridging the contending theories of natural law and international relations, this book proposes a 'relational ontology' as the basis for rethinking our approach to international politics. Amanda Beattie challenges both the conventional interpretation of natural law as necessarily and intractably theological, and the dominant conception of international relations as structurally distinct from the ends of human good, in order to recover the centrality of other-directed agency to the promotion of human development. Offering an important contribution to the study of international political thought, the book contains a number of challenging and controversial ideas which should provoke constructive debate within international relations theory, political theory, and philosophical ethics.