Consequences Of Enlightenment by Anthony J. CascardiConsequences Of Enlightenment by Anthony J. Cascardi

Consequences Of Enlightenment

byAnthony J. Cascardi

Paperback | February 28, 1999

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What is the relationship between contemporary intellectual culture and the European Enlightenment? In Consequences of Enlightenment, Anthony Cascardi revisits the arguments advanced in Horkheimer and Adorno's seminal work Dialectic of Enlightenment. Cascardi argues that postmodern culture does not reject Enlightenment beliefs and explores the link between aesthetics and politics in thinkers as diverse as Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel and Wittgenstein. He reverses the tendency to see art simply in terms of the worldly practices among which it is situated. Aesthetic objects, he argues, are themselves capable of disclosing truth.
Title:Consequences Of EnlightenmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:February 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521484901

ISBN - 13:9780521484909


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The consequences of enlightenment; 2. Aesthetics as critique; 3. The difficulty of art; 4. Communication and transformation: aesthetics and politics in Habermas and Arendt; 5. The role of aesthetics in the radicalisation of democracy; 6. Infinite reflection and the shape of praxis; 7. Feeling and/as force.

From Our Editors

It may seem a distant era but the period of Enlightenment has affected our modern culture in significant ways. Anthony J. Cascardi examines Horkheimer and Adorno to point out the connection between postmodernism and Enlightenment. Consequences Of Enlightenment draws parallels between aestheticism and politics by looking at the writings of Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel and Wittgenstein.

Editorial Reviews

"His work offers the best account I have read of the importance of the Enlightenment-generated urgingss that the aesthetic addresses and of its strategies for doing so." McGowan Reviews Dec 2001