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Enlightenment's wake : politics and culture at the close of the modern age.
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Gray, John, 1948-
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9780415124751
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New York : Routledge, 1995.
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ix, 203p.
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Now in paperback, Enlightenment's Wake stakes out the elements of John Gray's new position. He argues that all schools of contemporary political thought are variations on the Enlightenment Project - the Westernizing project of a universal civilization - and that this Enlightenment Project has proved self-undermining and is now exhausted. Fresh thought is needed on the dilemmas of the late modern age.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
1 Against the New Liberalismp. 1
2 Notes Toward a Definition of the Political Thought of Tlönp. 11
3 Toleration: a Post-Liberal Perspectivep. 18
4 Enlightenment, Illusion and the Fall of the Soviet Statep. 31
5 The Post-Communist Societies in Transitionp. 34
6 Agonistic Liberalismp. 64
7 The Undoing of Conservatismp. 87
8 After the New Liberalismp. 120
9 From Post-Liberalism to Pluralismp. 131
10 Enlightenment's Wakep. 144
Notesp. 185
Indexp. 196