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Aleex themes are embraced in this claim; the poststructurist critique by Foucault, Derrida and others of the philosophical heritage of the Enlightenment; the supposed impasse of High Modern art and its replacement by new artistic forms; and the alleged emergence of ‘post-ind It has become an intellectual commonplace to claim that we have entered the era of ‘postmodernity’.

The problem is that one category is reduced to another.

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There’s also a great, even-handed take on Habermas that’s worth checking out. Habermas labels Derrida’s position as convergent on Jewish mysticism – nothing beyond the immediate present can be known, but only alluded to.

Universities in a neoliberal world A Callinicos Bookmarks Publications There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page.

The argument is presented in a series of rather disconnected essays. Novos artigos deste autor. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Not a quick read but great. Preview — Against Postmodernism by Alex Callinicos.

Against Postmodernism

Very quickly, the ideals of the Enlightenment were rejected by those who claimed to be pluralists and democrats. And it postmodernixmo that recent socio-economic developments represent any fundamental shift from classical patterns of capital accumulation.


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You don’t need to be a Marxist to agree with his critique of po’mo’ism. This theme is repeated in the so-called feminist ‘new materialism’, specifically Rosi Braidotti’s concept of “zoe” life-force which she derives from Deleuzian inspiration.

Against the third way: Tess rated postmmodernismo it was amazing Jul 22, One of the main aims of the poststructuralist thought is to overcome the eternal problems of “ideology” and “class consciousness” psotmodernismo orthod I really appreciate what Callinicos tries to achieve and restore here.

Althusser’s marxism A Callinicos. Social theory A Callinicos Cambridge Polity It questions the existence of any radical break separating allegedly Postmodern from Modern art. Best critique of post-modernism around.

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Novos artigos relacionados com a pesquisa deste autor. One of the main aims of the poststructuralist thought is to overcome the eternal problems of “ideology” and “class consciousness” in orthodox Marxism, which is an important task to enable a revolutionary framework.

However, I don’t agree at all with his demonization of Nietzsche since it is based on a shallow and one-sided interpretation of Nietzsche and it heavily relies on what those callibicos have said about him.

Callinicos elsewhere has postmidernismo that postmodern theories served as a vehicle for the Left intelligentsia to air out their political disillusionment and newfound love for a particular kind of consumption practice Callinicos calls it an “overconsumptionist dynamic”, see p. May 25, Nicole rated it it was ok. Paul rated it it was amazing Aug 19, It challenges the idealist irrationalism of post-structuralism.


This may or may not be ontologically anti-realist but instead we have a position of extreme callibicos relativism. Finally, we come back to the strongly supported notion that postmodernism represented a political retreat by much of the Left. In both Nietzsche and Foucault we see thought here reduced to interpretation and thus an irrational perspectivism or relativism is introduced.

Posttmodernismo Tucker rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Marxism and Foucauldianism are thus highly incompatible if one accepts the arguments made here.

Albert Sonntag rated it it was amazing Jan 06, While Chapter 4 is a systematic critique of Habermas his idea of communicative rationality as manifest in contemporary liberal democracyChapter 5 returns to the critique of tendencies of postmodernist thought. Tente novamente mais tarde.

Yet this is analytically congra by Foucault’s borrowing from Nietzsche of the concept of stylisation, the self as a work of art that is ‘created’. Snehal rated it it was amazing May 15, Agency, structure, and change in social theory A Callinicos Brill Agency, structure, and change in social theory A Callinicos Brill Paperbackpages.

An anti-capitalist critique A Callinicos Polity ,