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The crisis of modernity

The crisis of modernity

Author: Augusto Del Noce; Carlo Lancellotti
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas, 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In his native Italy Augusto Del Noce is regarded as one of the preeminent political thinkers and philosophers of the period after the Second World War. The Crisis of Modernity makes available for the first time in English a selection of Del Noce's essays and lectures on the cultural history of the twentieth century. Del Noce maintained that twentieth-century history must be understood specifically as a philosophical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Del Noce, Augusto, 1910-1989.
Crisis of modernity./.
Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augusto Del Noce; Carlo Lancellotti
ISBN: 9780773544420 0773544429 9780773544437 0773544437
OCLC Number: 879528729
Notes: Essays translated from the Italian.
Description: xxiv, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Modernity, revolution, secularization --
The idea of modernity --
Violence and modern gnosticism --
Revolution, risorgimento, tradition --
The latent metaphysics within contemporary politics --
Secularization and the crisis of modernity --
Part Two: The advent of the technocratic society --
Toward a new totalitarianism --
The shadow of tomorrow --
The death of the sacred --
The roots of the crisis --
The ascendance of eroticism --
Part Three: The predicament of the west --
Authority versus power --
A "New" perspective on left and right.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas, 64.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Augusto Del Noce ; edited and translated by Carlo Lancellotti.


A selection of essays on modernity and secularization by one of the most distinguished Italian thinkers of the mid-twentieth century.  Read more...


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