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

The Critique of Pure Modernity

Hegel, Heidegger and After

Paperback Published: 1st January 1986
ISBN: 9780226450292
Number Of Pages: 336

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"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 the views of Weber and then discusses in detail the pivotal writings of Hegel and Heidegger. He uses the novel strategy of presenting Heidegger's 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.

Preface
The Modern World Traditional versus Modern Identity
Descriptions of Modernity Max Weber Formal
Rationality Other Signs of Modernity
Hegel's Criticisms of Civil Society Civil
Society Mutual Recognition
Freedom and the Novelty of Civil Society Critique of Civil Society
Hegel's Logic and Its Movements
The Need for the Logic
What the Logic Is Doing
What the Logic Is Not Doing Involuted
Movements Mediation and Positing
A Sample Movement: Form and Content Hegel's Pattern of Argument More Involutions
Categories for Modernity Categories for Modernity
The Concept: Universal, Particular, Individual
From Immediate Universality to Formal Universality Moving Beyond the Categories of Civil Society Objective Content Overcoming Modern Formalism
Applying Hegel's Logic Hegel and Finitude Success in the Logical Enterprise
How Is Hegel's Logic to Be "Applied"?
Is Hegel Really Doing A Priori Philosophy?
Transcendental Philosophy and Reality
Civil Society and State Objective Content and Freedom Freedom and Custom
The Syllogisms of the State The Self-Transcendence of Civil Society The Success of the Hegelian State
Heidegger and the Modern World
The Homeless World Heidegger's Characterizations of Modernity
The Modern Encounter with Things Varying Understandings of the Being of Things Preconceptual Understandings
The Space for Understanding Modernity and Subjectivity Modernity and Technology
Putting Modernity in Its Place
The Privileged Position of the Modern Age Avowal and Overcoming Appropriation
The Open Space Mutual Need
The Silence of the Propriative Event
The Finitude of the Propriative Event
The Priority of the Propriative Event Heidegger as a Transcendental Thinker
Life in the Modern World Thinking Preparing for a Far Future
The Fourfold Political and Social Consequences
Hegel versus Heidegger Similarities and Differences Crucial
Issues Heidegger's Criticisms of Hegel Hegel's Criticisms of Heidegger Relations Between the West and the East
Further Explorations Deep Conditions and History Dialectic and Phenomenology
Thinking Multiplicity
The Unity of the Self Multiple Methods Form and Content Yet Again Minding the Difference
The Modern World Revisited Modernity and Postmodernity Modernity and Tradition Rethinking the Modern World Living in Our World
Notes
Bibliography Works of Hegel Cited in the Text Works of Heidegger Cited in the Text General
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226450292
ISBN-10: 0226450295
Series: Hegel, Heidegger, and After
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5