A Study on the Idea of Progress in Nietzche, Heidegger, and Critical Theory
This book challenges the current general mood of disillusionment of belief in progress. By confronting the nihilistic - Nietzsche and Heidegger - and the utopian -Adorno, Horkheimer and Marcuse - critiques of progress, it pursues a revitalization of the humanist tradition.
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Modernity as the Second Overcoming of Gnosticism
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