Towards a Post-Modern Understanding of the Political From Genealogy to Hermeneutics
by
 
Bielskis, Andrius. author.

Title
Towards a Post-Modern Understanding of the Political From Genealogy to Hermeneutics

Author
Bielskis, Andrius. author.

ISBN
9780230508347

Personal Author
Bielskis, Andrius. author.

Physical Description
IX, 216 p. online resource.

Abstract
While claiming that liberalism is the dominant political theory and practice of modernity, this book provides two alternative post-modern theoretical approaches to the political. Concentrating on Nietzsche's and Foucault's work it offers a novel interpretation of their genealogical projects. It argues that genealogy can be applied to analyze different forms of cultural kitsch vis-à-vis the dominant political institutions of consumer capitalism. The problem with consumer capitalism is not so much that it exploits individuals, but that it fosters cheap human existence saturated with the artefacts of kitsch. Contrasting genealogy with hermeneutic philosophy, it calls for a renewal of hermeneutics within the Thomistic tradition.

Subject Term
Philosophy.
 
Political philosophy.
 
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
 
Hermeneutics.
 
Social Philosophy.
 
History of Philosophy.

Added Corporate Author
SpringerLink (Online service)

Electronic Access
http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230508347


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