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The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity

Author: Alain Renaut
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Series: New French thought.
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The Era of the Individual, widely hailed as Renaut's magnum opus, the author explores the most salient feature of post-structuralism: the elimination of the human subject. At the root of this thinking lies the belief that humans cannot know or control their basic natures, a premise that led to Heidegger's distrust of an individualistic, capitalist modern society and that allied him briefly with Hitler's National
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Renaut
ISBN: 0691006377 9780691006376
OCLC Number: 35784383
Language Note: Translation of Ere de l'individu: contributions à une histoire de la subjectivite.
Description: xxxii, 258 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Heidegger: the reign of the subject --
Dumont: the triumph of the individual --
Leibniz: the monadological idea and the birth of the individual --
Berkeley and Hume: the empiricist monadologies and the dissolution of the subject --
Hegel and Nietzsche: development of the monadologies --
Lévinas: the rupture of immanence --
Kant: the horizon of transcendence.
Series Title: New French thought.
Other Titles: Ere de l'individu.
Responsibility: Alain Renaut ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise and Franklin Philip ; with a foreword by Alexander Nehamas.
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"Renaut's journey through the rise of philosophical individualism is a fascinating one for those interested in modern philosophical developments."--Martin Sheehan, "Australia and World Affairs"

 
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