Meaning, Subjectivity, Society: Making Sense of Modernity

Making Sense of Modernity
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. Januar 2010
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 266 Seiten
978-90-04-18172-4 (ISBN)
Those interested in questions of meaning, self-identity, subjectivity; the relations between religion, capitalism and democracy in modern society; and the thought of Cornelius Castoriadis and Charles Taylor.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 165 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 612 gr
978-90-04-18172-4 (9789004181724)
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Karl E. Smith is Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at La Trobe University, where he completed his Ph.D. (2007). He has published articles on subjectivity, religion and modernity in Thesis Eleven and the European Journal of Social Theory.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. TheMeaning of Meaning Framing a theory of meaning Magma Signification and language Signification and the first natural stratum The radical imaginary Meaning Social imaginary significations The unsayable Qualitative distinctions Conclusion 2. The Self Introduction A brief discussion about the word Time and narrative Embodiment Social orientation Webs of interlocution Subject-referring properties Corporeal limitations Seeking the no-self Other than good Knowing and doing Conclusion 3. The Subject Introduction For-itself Living-being The psyche The social individual Autonomy Excursus on reality Conclusion 4. TowardsModernity The social-historical Modernity Conclusion 5. Autonomy Introduction Mapping autonomy Capitalismand autonomy Relativizing autonomy Conclusion 6. Reformulating the Project of Autonomy Religion and autonomy Cultural creativity Creating meaning Autonomy and meaning Theory of action Power and autonomy Conclusion Bibliography Index

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