Modernism as a Philosophical Problem: On the Dissatisfactions of European High Culture

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Wiley, Oct 25, 1999 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Modernism as a Philosophical Problem, 2e presents a new interpretation of the negative and critical self-understanding characteristic of much European high culture since romanticism and especially since Nietzsche, and answers the question of why the issue of modernity became a philosophical problem in European tradition.

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Pippin's "modernism'' is the ideology behind empirical science, liberal democracy, and universal reason. Arnold Toynbee first noticed that modernism was in danger in his landmark A Study in History ... Read full review

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Robert B. Pippin is the Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books on the modern philosophical tradition and one on literature, Henry James and Modern Moral Life (1999), as well as numerous articles on similar topics.

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