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The era of choice : the ability to choose and its transformation of contemporary life

Author: Edward C Rosenthal
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2006.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward C Rosenthal
ISBN: 026268165X 9780262681650
OCLC Number: 70985568
Notes: "A Bradford book".
Originally published: 2005.
Description: xii, 331 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Choice: More Than Wanting to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too --
Behind the Scenes of Choice: The Historical Precursors --
Free Will and the Vicious Spiral of Choice: Who's in Control? --
Many Branches, Many Worlds, and the Splintering of Reality --
The Blurring of Reality --
Postindustrial Society: Our Break with History? --
Decision Making: Is There a Method to Its Madness? --
Oppositions: Saussure, Structuralism, and More --
Freedom and Existentialism --
Risk: What It Means to Us --
The Individual versus the Group --
The Turning Point: The 960's --
High and Low Culture, Subjective and Objective Mentality --
From Modernism to Postmodernism --
Postmodern Manifestations, Self-Reference, and Beyond --
Critics of Contemporary Life --
Societal Problems and Conflicts: Where Are We Headed? --
Have We Been Here Before? --
Policy Implications, and Conclusions
Responsibility: Edward C. Rosenthal.

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How today's cornucopia of choices has transformed our lives and our culture, from the foundations of scientific theory to the anxiety of everyday decisions.  Read more...

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