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A Theory of Modernity 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0631216131
ISBN-10: 0631216138
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"Heller is an outstanding, independent thinker. Her theory of modernity is distinctive and brings fresh philosophic insight to many topics that are currently being debated."
--Richard J. Bernstein, The New School for Social Research

"The book is an elegantly written and assured summation of her views on modernity from a philosopher probably now at the height of her powers. It incorporates Heller's own philosophical perspective, an outline of her great predecessors, a comprehensive theory of modernity and a spirit with its own complex cultural dynamic and novel subjective experience and problems."
--John Grumley, University of Sydney

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Written by one of the most influential figures in post-World-War-II social thought, A Theory of Modernity is a comprehensive analysis of the main dynamics of modernity, which discusses the technological, social and political elements of modernism.

Heller's unique exploration of the traditional works from Hegel, Marx, Weber, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Arendt combined with the wisdom gained from her life experiences, allows the reader to grasp the essence of modernity. Some of her encounters are idiosyncratic, while others are shared with all who lived through the Holocaust and totalitarian dictatorships.

This engaging and enlightening view of modernity is an essential read for academics, researchers, and students of twentieth-century philosophy.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (June 2, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631216138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631216131
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,399,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Congues on February 2, 2014
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While at times, Heller is difficult to read, this book is an inspiring book that can open your eyes to seeing things, social and historical events and phenomena in a whole new light.
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