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What does the rejection of Enlightenment thinking by Modernism amount to?

It is hard to see a direct link between modernist poetry and painting (the actual content of Wiki's article) with (philosophical) Elightenment, and it is particularly baffling the footnote attached to ...
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Have we become less happy in this age of technology?

I suspect that happiness is pretty much what you get when you have good relationships with other people, including any people having power or authority over you. To the extent that people isolate ...
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Is Nietzsche's eternal return symbolized by the Vortex of early modernists?

No, vortex does not represent eternal return, or something else Nietzschean, although there is a quaint common cause connection in the 19th century physics. Although Nietzsche did influence some ...
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What is the difference between Modernity and Enlightenment?

It is certainly true that The Enlightenment is associated with Modernism-(or Modernity), though the deeper origins of Modernity can be found a few centuries earlier in Northern Italy-(specifically ...
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What is the difference between Modernity and Enlightenment?

Modern Christian writers refer to "modernity" as the era in which God and religion were set aside as the ultimate sources of knowledge, and they were replaced by science and reason. The ...
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Why didn't Nietzsche's work take off in his time?

In Nietzsche's lifetime publicly being an atheist was controversial. Proclaiming to Christians that 'God is dead' and we must become gods is still a controversial and confrontational framing: "...
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How is art critical of life after modernity has ended?

Art as social criticism continues to have impact and efficacy, I would argue. For example: Kehinde Wiley's work is a critique of how Black people are undervalued. It operates by transposing ordinary ...
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What is "high art"?

The distinction between pop art (it is usually not referred to as "low art") and high art (or high culture) was pursued among others by art critic Hilton Kramer (1928-2012). Kramer started ...
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How does post modernism relate to post structuralism?

Postmodernism and poststructuralism have a great deal in common. As far as major themes are concerned, there is a lot of overlap. Both of them deal with questions of language, meaning and history. ...
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How much medieval philosophy do I need to know to understand modern philosophy?

Medieval philosophy deals with the relation between antique Greek philosophy and the Christian wordview. In short: The relation between revelation and reason. These topics and a prototypic attempt to ...
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Is Nietzsche's goal -- for the "overman" and "higher type" -- just 'forgetfulness'?

Friedrich Nietzsche was someone who somewhat admired Buddhism and said in his writing: "Buddhism already has - and this distinguishes it profoundly from Christianity - the self-deception of moral ...
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Why is “The Name of the Rose” by Umberto Eco often regarded as postmodern?

A quick précis. Very generally it is a book orbiting around a fictional book — a common enough device, but in this case the fictional book is a secret, a lost book in philosophy; said to contain ...
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Is Nietzsche's eternal return symbolized by the Vortex of early modernists?

Great Question. Starting from a platonic perspective of strict form the vortex begins with a 0d point and ends with a 0d point...it is circular in nature as the end point is the same as the premise. ...
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Do followers of Lyotard consider modernism deconstructive?

The point he is making is analogous to this: Once you have the notion of culture, it means you are already multicultural. Prior to the concept of culture, there is yourself, and the barbarians or ...
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Have we become less happy in this age of technology?

Technology enables us to be wealthier (which correlates with happiness, at least up to a point) while being less busy. This is less evident in, say, the US compared to Nordic countries, due to social ...
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Has any philosopher argued that the point of life is to extract art from it?

I don't think we extract art like we do iron ore. I would expand on your point "vitality". Culture is a byproduct of civilization, it is essentially sublimated libido. Why would we need to turn our ...
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What was post modernism before Lyotard?

Philosophically I do not think there is any direct attempt to discuss it before Lyotard in 1979. Not too many other strict philosophers occupied themselves with this concept, and Lyotard did so only ...
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