The Defeat of the Mind

The Defeat of the Mind A passionate critique of Enlightenment both in its contemporary invocation and its historical and cultural use and a call to arms to rethink human equality and liberty without the sacrifice of individ

A passionate critique of Enlightenment both in its contemporary invocation and its historical and cultural use and a call to arms to rethink human equality and liberty without the sacrifice of individual rights and ethnicities.

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The Defeat of the Mind

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  1. This critique of multiculturalism discusses and argues against the ideas of L vi Strauss I liked the writing well enough, but as a repudiation of identity politics it s too France centric Much of the discussion centers on the post colonial era, whereas Americans might look at the same thing through the prism of black relations to the dominant white culture The author s point is the same in either case Identity has been made into the enemy of individuality A good book for Europeans, so so for the [...]


  2. stunning book very impressed talks about humanity, culture, youth and music effortlessly and coherently skiping from one subject to the next men feel in their hearts that they belong to the same people when they share the same ideas, interests, memories, affections and hopes the section of Goethe first going from very pro german to recommending that German TRASLATIONS of poems from abroad to be considered for a German poetry anthology he was overseeing was incredible the ook talks about things l [...]


  3. Mai este g ndirea parte a ceea ce ast zi numim cultur Ce valoare au elementele edificiului cultural contemporan i p n la urm , care este direc ia de urmat n viitorul culturii Cartea caut r spunsuri la aceste i alte ntreb ri pornind de analiza rolului pe care omul l a jucat i l joac n interiorul grupurilor din care face parte liber sau impus i a felului n care aceste grupuri societ i sau culturi au c utat s interac ioneze n timpul scurs de la momentul definitoriu al Iluminismului i p n la prezent [...]


  4. A short summary introduction to the effects of German Romanticism and the French Enlightenment on our worldview, especially the ideological clash of individualism and community.



  5. The first three parts are really convincing, the last one is less documented and personal opinion, the book is overall very understandable and interesting.


  6. Book on the current trends of thought in Europe, in a George Steiner manner The book is a great reminder on the values of Enlightenment It shows how the term culture holds two meanings the set of knowledge that when owned helps an individual exceed its boundaries and the set of norms of a community The two meanings collide, creating this disconcerting present, in which the first meaning loses ground Final chapter is a critic of the present, with an accent on the postmodern trend of thought.




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