The Troubles with Postmodernism

The Troubles with Postmodernism

The Troubles with Postmodernism

The Troubles with Postmodernism

Synopsis

In this original and eye-opening study, Stefan Morawski sheds light on the often confused debate about postmodernism, postmodernity and human values. Drawing upon a wide range of evidence from the experience of everyday life in the sciences, religion, visual arts, literature, film, television and contemporary music, The Troubles with Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to our understanding and evaluation of contemporary literature.

Excerpt

Primum Philosophari is the title which the editors of a volume of essays, dedicated to Stefan Morawski on his 70th birthday in 1991, gave to their collection. the title is a fair reflection of Morawski's life, lived in the service of philosophy in its primal, and still the only genuine, sense: that of the love of wisdom. To that service Morawski has given his unswerving loyalty. There was never a question where Morawski's priorities lie.

The spread of testimonial essays included in the Primum Philosophari volume reflects the breadth of Morawski's competence, erudition and interest, much as the geographical distribution of contributors shows the scope of his influence on contemporary philosophy of culture and theory and history of art. in recognition of his unequalled role in the continuation and enrichment of their discipline, the International Committee of Aesthetics elected Morawski its Honorary President at its congress held in Madrid in 1992.

European philosophy of art has long availed itself of Morawski's thorough, meticulous and conclusive studies in contemporary art philosophy, theory and history, as well as his many inspiring syntheses; it is a matter of regret that his work is being brought to the attention of the British reader at such a late date. the readers of this volume of seminal essays will be able to judge for themselves what they have been missing. in the deafening hubbub of the always vociferous, though not always illuminating, debate on the present-genuine or putative-crisis of art and debasement of the culture of everyday

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