The Persistence of ModernityAesthetics, Ethics and Postmodernism
The Persistence of Modernity
Aesthetics, Ethics and Postmodernism
In this timely new book Wellmer intervenes in the highly topical debates on modernity and post-modernity. Discussing the work of Adorno, Habermas, Peter Burger and Jean-Fran&ccedilois Lyotard, among others, he offers a penetrating analysis of the aesthetic, ethical and philosophical dimensions of the modern era. In opposition to those who view post-modernity as a sign of post-enlightenment, Wellmer makes a reasoned plea for a re-examination of the goals of emancipatory Enlightenment and explores its implications for the appreciation of modern art forms.
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  • September 1991
  • 236 pages
  • 200 x 250 mm / 8 x 10 in
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  • Hardback $69.95
  • 9780745605388
Table of Contents

1. Truth, Semblance, Reconciliation: Adorno's Aesthetic Redemption of Modernity.

2. The Dialectic of Modernism and Postmodernism: The Critique of Reason Since Adorno.

About the Author
Albrecht Wellmer was previously Professor of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz. He is published well, including his English publication of Critical Theory of Society.
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'Albrecht Wellmer is one of the liveliest and most challenging German philosophers engaged in recent debates about modernity and postmodernity ... [a] rich and stimulating book ... essential reading.' Richard J. Bernstein, New School for Social Research

'Contributes a good deal to the clarification of the issues currently being debated by theorists of post-modernity.' Political Studies

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