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Donskis, Leonidas

Works: 54 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 5,999 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: DK505.66, 947.93
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leonidas Donskis
Loyalty, dissent, and betrayal modern Lithuania and East-Central European moral imagination by Leonidas Donskis( )
12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loyalty and betrayal are among key concepts of the ethic of nationalism. Marriage of state and culture, which seems the essence of the congruence between political power structure and collective identity, usually offers a simple explanation of loyalty and dissent. Loyalty is seen as once-and-for-all commitment of the individual to his or her nation, whereas betrayal is identified as a failure to commit him or herself to a common cause or as a diversion from the object of political loyalty and cultural/linguistic fidelity. For conservative or radical nationalists, even social and cultural criti
Niccolò Machiavelli history, power, and virtue by Leonidas Donskis( )
12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is an attempt to rethink Niccolò Machiavelli, one of the most challenging political thinkers in the history of European political thought. In 2013, we will mark 500 years since Machiavelli wrote his puzzling letter to Lorenzo de' Medici, Il Principe . This book is an endeavor to cover some of the most complex aspects of Machiavelli's life and work
Selected papers by Vosylius Sezemanas( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yet another Europe after 1984 rethinking Milan Kundera and the idea of Central Europe ( )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay "The Tragedy of Central Europe." Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and its network of satellite states missing from the political map. Kundera was challenged by Joseph Brodsky and György Konrád for allegedly excluding Russia from the symbolic space of Europe, something the great author deeply believes he never did. To
Politics otherwise Shakespeare as social and political critique ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book is comprised of essays that utilize Shakespeare as a productive window into topics of contemporary social and political relevance. Its interdisciplinary qualities make the book relevant for students of political studies, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, and history
Power and imagination studies in politics and literature by Leonidas Donskis( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Classical and modern literature often reveal more about the organized world's forms of power and authority structures than do works of political philosophy. What are the origins of political consciousness? How does our understanding of political power and its exercise originate in literature? Exploring these questions allows Leonidas Donskis to analyze the relationship between power and imagination, politics and literature, and the principles of reality and imagination."--BOOK JACKET
Moral blindness : the loss of sensitivity in liquid modernity by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, in the inability or refusal to understand them and in the casual turning away of one's ethical gaze. Evil and moral blindness lurk in what we take as normality and in the triviality and banality of everyday life, and not just in the abnormal and exceptional cases. The distinctive kind of moral blindness that characterizes our societies is brilliantly analyzed by Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis through the concept of adiaphora: the placing of certain acts or categories of human beings outside of the universe of moral obligations and evaluations. Adiaphora implies an attitude of indifference to what is happening in the world - a moral numbness. In a life where rhythms are dictated by ratings wars and box-office returns, where people are preoccupied with the latest gadgets and forms of gossip, in our 'hurried life' where attention rarely has time to settle on any issue of importance, we are at serious risk of losing our sensitivity to the plight of the other. Only celebrities or media stars can expect to be noticed in a society stuffed with sensational, valueless information. This probing inquiry into the fate of our moral sensibilities will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the most profound changes that are silently shaping the lives of everyone in our contemporary liquid-modern world."--Back cover
Identity and freedom : mapping nationalism and social criticism in twentieth-century Lithuania by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a discursive map of Lithuanian liberal nationalism by focusing on the work of three eminent Lithuanian émigré scholars - Vytautas Kavolis, Aleksandras Shtromas and Tomas Venclova
Troubled identity and the modern world by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book maps what Leonidas Donskis terms the troubled identity, that is, the identity that constantly needs assurance and confirmation. It is on why and how the search for identity becomes everything for a postmodern person, an identity builder and shifter. Our infatuation with it replaces the former search for the meaning of life, becoming a mode of discourse, self-discovery, self-interpretation, and a perfect chance to reshape ourselves as the other in our country. Identity protects and hurts us. Through an identity-building-and-shifting process, argues Donskis, we can move from political majority to cultural minority, or the other way around
Modernity in crisis : a dialogue on the culture of belonging by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical inquiry into postmodern anxiety, fear, indifference, obsessive attention seeking, and the disappearance of privacy and of public space, the book offers penetrating insights into what its author terms the troubled identity, and also into the cultural canon, the weakened sense of belonging, and the inflation of key political concepts. Blending political theory and philosophy of culture, the book exposes the tension between thought and action, politics and literature, power and dissent in postmodern politics and culture
The end of ideology & utopia? : moral imagination and cultural criticism in the twentieth century by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ground control : technology and utopia by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forms of hatred : the troubled imagination in modern philosophy and literature by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aesthetics by Vosylius Sezemanas( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A litmus test case of modernity : examining modern sensibilities and the public domain in the Baltic states at the turn of the century ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
European memory : a blessing or a curse? ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small map of experience : reflections and aphorisms by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vasily Sesemann : selected papers by Vosylius Sezemanas( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belletristik der Macht : von Machiavelli bis Milan Kundera by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moderniosios kultūros filosofijos metmenys : mokymo priemonė universitetų humanitarinių fakultetų studentams by Leonidas Donskis( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Lithuanian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Donskis, L.
Donskis, L. (Leonidas)
Donskis, Leonidas 1962-
English (134)
German (3)
Lithuanian (2)
French (1)