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Imperfect garden : the legacy of humanism

Author: Tzvetan Todorov
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Imperfect Garden is both an approachable intellectual history and a bracing treatise on how we should understand and experience our lives. In it, one of Europe's most prominent intellectuals explores the foundations, limits, and possibilities of humanist thinking. Through his critical but sympathetic excavation of humanism, Tzvetan Todorov seeks an answer to modernity's fundamental challenge: how to maintain our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tzvetan Todorov
ISBN: 0691010471 9780691010472
OCLC Number: 47696826
Description: viii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The interplay of four families --
The declaration of autonomy --
Interdependence --
Living alone --
The ways of love --
The individual: plurality and universality --
The choice of values --
A morality made for humanity --
The need for enthusiasm.
Other Titles: Jardin imparfait.
Responsibility: by Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Carol Cosman.
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