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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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Postmodernity versus late (or liquid) modernity

Sociological characterizations of contemporary global society tend to divide into two broad forms, as follows: Postmodernity, a period occurring after the end of modernity. Late modernity, the most ...
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How did the Sophists contribute to modern education?

I'm taking a course in Pedagogical Trends and we've studied about Sophists, Socartes and Plato.. So, I want to know how did the Sophists contribute to modern education?
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Does a philosophy scholar in the modern world need to study ancient philosophy?

I am a philosophy enthusiast and I study philosophy on my own. I wanted to know whether a philosophy scholar in the modern world needs to study the ancient philosophical ideas, such as those by ...
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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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Can someone define Strauss's "natural right" for me

I am doing some reading on Strauss and Strauss related things and having a hard time getting my head around what exactly is meant by "natural right", as well as "positive right" by contrast. I ...
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What is the philosophical status of the enlightenment project?

"“Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-inflicted immaturity. … ‘Have courage to use your own reason!’—that is the motto of enlightenment.” -Kant . "the difference between science and ...
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Is the Increase of Escapism in the Modern World Concerning?

What I have observed in the information era is the exponential increase of artificial escapism. By this I mean distracting yourself from reality with non-realistic Books, TV, Music, Movies, Videogames ...
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Is there a relation between postmodernism and Asian philosophies?

As an Asian, I see that postmodernism and Taoism and Buddhism all share a similar idea: the truth cannot be grasped. Is there any relation between postmodernism and Asian philosophies? Can Laozi and ...
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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 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 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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Did Modernism "overturn" or "evolve out of" Aristotle?

It is often said that modern philosophy begins with a break from Aristotle, as developed by Galileo, Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, et al. Though the modernists struggled to "start from scratch," ...
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What were Michel Foucault's most important ideas?

Back when I was studying at university I met the occasional person who spoke about, and seemed to like, Foucault. For a while I had a passing interest in him, and even bought a reader, but found his ...
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How do Modernity and Progress relate to one another? [closed]

I understand that the Modern world is where we have science and technology, humans relying on empirical evidence rather than truths found in some scripture to derive laws for themself. I often hear ...
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Is post-modernity liminal?

Liminality (from the Latin Limen, meaning threshold) is a technical term deployed in Anthropology describing the ambiguity and disorientation which occurs in rites of passage from an 'earlier' life to ...
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