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How is art critical of life after modernity has ended?

Assuming valuable art is still being made, given it can no longer voice modernity except in a pastiche and irrelevance, in what way can it be utopian: by which I just mean capable of being read as a ...
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What role did Bergson have in modernist art?

What role did Bergson have in modernist art? All I know, and I may be misremembering anyway, is that he was borrowed by the Italian Futurists, especially in their manifestos, presumably for his ...
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What is "high art"? [closed]

Does the difference with low art still matter, and is high art not merely socially sanctioned by class but superior to low art, to the extent of the latter being an embarrassing mistake? Feel free to ...
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Is Nietzsche's goal -- for the "overman" and "higher type" -- just 'forgetfulness'?

Is Nietzsche's goal -- for the overman and higher type of human being -- just the Buddhist concept of "forgetfulness" or dukkha? I am asking because it makes sense in my -- somewhat -- ...
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Who wrote this uncited quote?

The following uncited quotation appears in The Early Modern European Catachism by Joshua Gibbs. He includes many quotes from philosophy and literature but does not cite any of his sources. Would ...
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How does post modernism relate to post structuralism?

Going through the wikis of both, I get a similar feeling from both of them, but I can't put in words exactly how they are related. Here are simple introductions from wiki: Postmodernism is an ...
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Does Endgame make sense?

I believe that Beckett's Endgame is meant to be the epitome of meaningless literature. Some seem to think that the critical theorist Adorno thinks that art is a meaningless brand that shows itself to ...
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Do followers of Lyotard consider modernism deconstructive?

Do followers of Lyotard consider modernism deconstructive? I ask only because I've read that Furthermore, says Lyotard, a work can become modern only if it is first postmodern, for postmodernism ...
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What is the difference between Modernism and Modernity?

Modernity began during the Renaissance, and was basically the dominance of humanism or human exceptionalism. But a lot of things that are very different have been called Modernist. Fascism, Marxism ...
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Why didn't Nietzsche's work take off in his time? [closed]

Was it becaue he just didn't breakout as a writer or was it because of the dominance of certain philosophical narratives that made his philosophy unacceptable ? he did attack everything ever
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How much medieval philosophy do I need to know to understand modern philosophy?

I have read Plato's dialogues, Aristotles's "Nicomachean Ethics" and also Peter Adamson's two books about classical and hellenistic philosophies. Do I need to read primary texts of medieval ...
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What is the difference between Modernity and Enlightenment?

I know several Enlightenment-era philosophers such as Smith and Locke were responsible for diminishing what Arendt calls "the realm of the political" and then they proceeded to reduce humans ...
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Why is “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco often regarded as postmodern?

Why is “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco often regarded as postmodern? The only somewhat plausible explanation (yet I’m still quite sure that it is not correct) I’ve managed to come up with is ...
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Is Nietzsche's eternal return symbolized by the Vortex of early modernists?

The image of the Vortex was used a fair amount in Modernist literature, most importantly by Pound and Lewis, who numbered Joyce and Eliot in their circle. I was wondering if a "vortex" was -- ...
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Should we accept non-predictive inductive arguments based on cultural judgments?

Some inductive arguments that are taken seriously are based on observations about society/culture that cannot be objectively confirmed and do not produce any predictions. Does that make them less ...
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What is the difference between Adorno's 'fragmentation' and post-modern art's fragmentation?

the most authentic art is modernist art which reflects in its own fragmentation the fragmentation of society. What is the difference between Adorno's 'fragmentation' and post-modern art's ...
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Have we become less happy in this age of technology? [closed]

With the growing emergence of technology and our busy routine, everyone is busy on their own; people are considering their lives so busy! Are we becoming less happy in this modern era of technology?
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Modern problems in philosophy? [duplicate]

I cant imagine, what philosophers do in 21 centuary. My question is if is any hot topic in philosophy in these days? Ps. i am so sorry if this tag is not right to my topic, but dont know which is the ...
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Modernists versus postmodernists?

Do modernists and postmodernist tend to hold the same views, or are these two disciplines simply unrelated?
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How popular are anti-mimetic theories of literature, and with whom?

How popular are anti-mimetic theories of literature, and with whom? A bad but clear example of supposed mimesis, in writing, is the idea that 'cow' is a slow and irritating word, because of its ...
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Has any philosopher argued that the point of life is to extract art from it?

The painter poet Lewis claimed “Just Life” or soi-disant “Reality” is a fourth quantity, made up of the Past, the Future and Art. This impure Present our Vortex despises and ignores. ...
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What was post modernism before Lyotard?

What was post modernism before Lyotard? I'm leaning heavily toward the idea that modernism, in the literary arts, was kaput by world war 2. I believe that's Miller's thesis here (about to read): I ...
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What do post modernists make of modern art and modernity?

What do post modernists make of modernism and modernity: how it has failed and succeeded? I can only take the term "post modern" at face value, as meaning after modern. The modern itself I can't ...
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Who has linked the analysis of modernism or post modernism to Lacan's four discourses?

Who has linked the analysis of modernism or post modernism to Lacan's four discourses? I mean obviously there's some kinda link between the master's discourse and at least some forms of modernism. I'...
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What is or was modernity, the sociological phenomena?

What is or was modernity, the sociological phenomena? I'm asking cos I want to know what aestrhetic modernism was, and would like to build up my understanding from the ground up. What book length (...
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What does the rejection of Enlightenment thinking by Modernism amount to?

Not sure whether this is the right place for this question, but anyways, Wikipedia states: "Modernism also rejected the certainty of Enlightenment thinking." (source) As someone with a background ...