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The Resource The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity, Alain Renaut ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise and Franklin Philip ; with a foreword by Alexander Nehamas

The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity, Alain Renaut ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise and Franklin Philip ; with a foreword by Alexander Nehamas

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The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity
Title
The era of the individual
Title remainder
a contribution to a history of subjectivity
Statement of responsibility
Alain Renaut ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise and Franklin Philip ; with a foreword by Alexander Nehamas
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • 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 Socialist Party. While acknowledging some of Heidegger's misgivings toward modernity as legitimate, Renaut argues that it is nevertheless wrong to equate modernity with the triumph of individualism. Here he distinguishes between individualism and subjectivity and, by offering a history of the two, powerfully redirects the course of current thinking away from potentially dangerous, reductionist views of humanity
  • Renaut argues that modern philosophy contains within itself two opposed ways of conceiving the human person. The first, which has its roots in Descartes and Kant, views human beings as subjects capable of arriving at universal moral judgments. The second, stemming from Leibniz, Hegel, and Nietzsche, presents human beings as independent individuals sharing nothing with others. In a careful recounting of this philosophical tradition, Renaut shows the resonances of these traditions in more recent philosophers such as Heidegger and in the social anthropology of Louis Dumont
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Renaut, Alain
Dewey number
141/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B824
LC item number
.R4613 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New French thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Individualism
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Subjectivity
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The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity, Alain Renaut ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise and Franklin Philip ; with a foreword by Alexander Nehamas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-249) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
35784383
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780691006376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96045263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity, Alain Renaut ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise and Franklin Philip ; with a foreword by Alexander Nehamas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
35784383
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 258 pages
Isbn
9780691006376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96045263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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