Books+ Search Results

Are We Postmodern Yet? And Were We Ever?

Title
Are We Postmodern Yet? [electronic resource] : And Were We Ever? / by Reinhold Kramer.
ISBN
9783030305697
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Publication
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XIII, 328 p.)
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
In this book, Reinhold Kramer explores a variety of important social changes, including the resistance to objective measures of truth, the rise of “How-I-Feel” ethics, the ascendancy of individualism, the immersion in cyber-simulations, the push toward globalization and multilateralism, and the decline of political and religious faiths. He argues that the displacement, since the 1990s, of grand narratives by ego-based narratives and small narratives has proven inadequate, and that selective adherence, pluralist adaptation, and humanism are more worthy replacements. Relying on evolutionary psychology as much as on Charles Taylor, Kramer argues that no single answer is possible to the book title’s question, but that the term “postmodernity”—referring to the era, not to postmodernism— still usefully describes major currents within the contemporary world.
Variant and related titles
Springer ENIN.
Other formats
Printed edition:
Printed edition:
Printed edition:
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 12, 2019
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Contemporary Era
Chapter 2: Truth or Truths?
Chapter 3 Ethics: “How I feel at the time”
Chapter 4: Individualism: “I Believe in Me”
Chapter 5: Adventures in Cyber-culture
Chapter 6 :The Nation
Chapter 7 :Faith and Other Grand Narratives
Chapter 8: Conclusion.
Also listed under
SpringerLink (Online service)
Citation

Available from:

Online
Loading holdings.
Unable to load. Retry?
Loading holdings...
Unable to load. Retry?