In Defense of the Accidental (Apologie des Zufalligen): Philosophical Studies

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byOdo MarquandTranslated byRobert M. Wallace

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The seven essays collected in this book address the history of modern ideas and contemporary cultural issues. The first is the discourse of Marquard's acceptance of the Sigmund Freud prize; the second addresses the equivalence of modernity and the theodicee; the third confronts the idea of"meaning"; the fourth considers the notion of world history; the fifth addresses world alienation; the sixth deals with the human sciences; and the seventh is a mediation on chance and luck as essential aspects of the human condition.

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The seven essays collected in this book address the history of modern ideas and contemporary cultural issues. The first is the discourse of Marquard's acceptance of the Sigmund Freud prize; the second addresses the equivalence of modernity and the theodicee; the third confronts the idea of"meaning"; the fourth considers the notion of ...

Odo Marquand is at University of Gniessen, Germany.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.43 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195072529

ISBN - 13:9780195072525

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"This book is a delightful vade mecum that introduces Marquard's delectable prose to English speakers in a well translated and well documented collection."--Germanic Notes and Reviews