Ben Ware's Modernism, Ethics and the Political Imagination: Living PDF

By Ben Ware

ISBN-10: 1137555025

ISBN-13: 9781137555021

In this groundbreaking new learn, Ben Ware consists of out a daring reassessment of the connection among modernism and ethics, arguing that modernist literature and philosophy provide greater than easily a picture of the ethical conflicts of the earlier: they supply a vital element of reference for today’s emancipatory struggles. Modernism during this overview is characterised not just through a priority with language and aesthetic creativity, but additionally by way of a preoccupation with the query of the way to stay. Investigating moral rules in Wittgenstein, Beckett, Kierkegaard, Kant, Cavell, Marx, Henry James and Lacan, Ware demonstrates how those thinkers can deliver us to a brand new realizing of a constellation of concerns which modern radical suggestion needs to re-visit: utopia, repetition, perfectionism, subtraction, negativity, critique, absence, accountability, revolution and political love. the result's a well timed and provocative intervention, which re-draws the bounds for destiny debates at the ethics and politics of modernism.

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