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In defense of the accidental : philosophical studies

Author: Odo Marquard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Series: Odéon.
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The seven essays collected in this book address the history of modern ideas and contemporary cultural issues. The first is the discourse of Marquard's acceptance of the Sigmund Freud prize; the second addresses the equivalence of modernity and the theodice'e; the third confronts the idea of "meaning"; the fourth considers the notion of world history; the fifth addresses world alienation; the sixth deals with the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marquard, Odo.
In defense of the accidental.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)645775906
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Odo Marquard
ISBN: 0195056329 9780195056327
OCLC Number: 22004726
Notes: Translation of: Apologie des Zufälligen.
Description: 136 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Odéon.
Other Titles: Apologie des Zufälligen.
Responsibility: Odo Marquard ; translated by Robert M. Wallace.
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The seven essays collected in this book address the history of modern ideas and contemporary cultural issues. The first is the discourse of Marquard's acceptance of the Sigmund Freud prize; the second addresses the equivalence of modernity and the theodice'e; the third confronts the idea of "meaning"; the fourth considers the notion of world history; the fifth addresses world alienation; the sixth deals with the human sciences; and the seventh is a mediation on chance and luck as essential aspects of the human condition.

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