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Donskis, Leonidas

Overview
Works: 81 works in 257 publications in 3 languages and 7,755 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sayings  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, zxx, Creator, Redactor
Classifications: BT33, 170
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Most widely held works about Leonidas Donskis
 
Most widely held works by Leonidas Donskis
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 296 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 )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 169 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 )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 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
Loyalty, dissent, and betrayal : modern Lithuania and East-Central European moral imagination by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features information about cultural studies, history of ideas and Social Sciences
Modernity in crisis : a dialogue on the culture of belonging by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled identity, or the European canon and the dilemmas of memory -- Secrets, mysteries, conspiracies, and art -- Eastern Europe after communism : identity and morality in a boundary region of Europe -- The crisis of modernity and the age of anesthesia, or life according to Zygmunt Bauman -- In the name of civilization, or the new forms of angst and longing
Niccolò Machiavelli : history, power, and virtue by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 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
Power and imagination : studies in politics and literature by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 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."--Jacket
Forms of hatred : the troubled imagination in modern philosophy and literature by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book analyzes such symbolic designs of the modern troubled imagination as the conspiracy theory of society, deterministic concepts of identity and order, antisemitic obsessions, self-hatred, and the myth of the loss of roots. It offers, among other things, the unique East-Central European materials incorporated in a broad, imaginative synthesis and critique of contemporary social analysis."--Jacket
Ground control : technology and utopia by Susan Buck-Morss( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics otherwise : Shakespeare as social and political critique( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 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
Aesthetics by Vosylius Sezemanas( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet another Europe after 1984 : rethinking Milan Kundera and the idea of Central Europe( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 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
A litmus test case of modernity : examining modern sensibilities and the public domain in the Baltic states at the turn of the century( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers by Vosylius Sezemanas( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European memory : a blessing or a curse?( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Ende von Ideologie und Utopie? : Moralvorstellung und Kulturkritik im 20. Jahrhundert by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonidas Donskis Essay ist eine Kritik von Ideologie und Utopie. Die grundlegende These lautet, dass beide immer schon notwendige Ergänzungen der historischen und kulturellen Einbildungskraft waren, so dass das Böse nicht der Ideologie oder Utopie per se entspringt, sondern dem Versuch, sie eins zu eins in die gesellschaftliche Realität zu übersetzen. Die Kritik des Ideologischen und Utopischen erarbeitet Donskis vor der Folie der im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert vorherrschenden Auffassungen von Moral und Kulturkritik - im Kontext von Zivilisationsanalyse und Bewusstseinsgeschichte und in einer erhe
Freiheit und Zugehörigkeit : europäischer Kanon, kulturelle Identität und postmoderne Krise by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 17 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty letters from the troubled modern world : a philosophical-political diary 2009-2012 by Leonidas Donskis( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy are those epochs that had clear dramas, dreams, and doers of good or evil. Today technology has surpassed politics, the latter having in part become a supplement to technology and threatening to bring the creation of a technological society to completion. This society with its determinist consciousness regards a refusal to participate in the technological innovations and social networks (so indispensable for the exercise of social and political control) as sufficient grounds to remove all those who lag behind in the globalization process (or have disavowed its sanctified idea) to the mar
 
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Identity and freedom : mapping nationalism and social criticism in twentieth-century Lithuania
Alternative Names
Donskis, L.

Donskis, L. (Leonidas)

Donskis, Leonidas 1962-

Leonidas Donskis académico y político lituano

Leonidas Donskis litauischer Politiker, Geschichtsprofessor und Philosoph

Leonidas Donskis Lithuanian academic and politician

Leonidas Donskis politicus uit Litouwen

Леонідас Донскіс

돈스키스, 레오니다스 1962-

レオニダス・ドンスキス

Languages
English (134)

German (12)

French (1)

Covers
Troubled identity and the modern worldLoyalty, dissent, and betrayal : modern Lithuania and East-Central European moral imaginationModernity in crisis : a dialogue on the culture of belongingNiccolò Machiavelli : history, power, and virtuePower and imagination : studies in politics and literatureForms of hatred : the troubled imagination in modern philosophy and literatureGround control : technology and utopiaAesthetics