Small Wonder: Global Power and Its Discontents (New Critical Theory)

Small Wonder: Global Power and Its Discontents (New Critical Theory)

By: Fred Dallmayr (author)Paperback

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Small Wonder presents the dangers of the 'underside of modernity': the unleashing of unlimited lust for (global) power and wealth. Relying on leading critical intellectuals, Dallmayr offers a critique of the self-deceptions of our age, arguing in favor of the cultivation of the 'small wonder' of everyday life.

About Author

Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Small Wonder: Finitude and Its Horizons Chapter 3 The Underside of Modernity: Adorno, Heidegger, and Dussel Chapter 4 Empire or Cosmopolis: Civilization at the Crossroads Chapter 5 Confronting Empire: A Tribute to Arundhati Roy Chapter 6 Speaking Truth to Power: In Memory of Edward Said Chapter 7 Critical Intellectuals in a Global Age: Toward a Global Public Sphere Chapter 8 Social Identity and Creative Praxis: Hommage a Merleau-Ponty Chapter 9 Nature and Artifact: Gadamer on Human Health Chapter 10 Borders or Horizons: An Older Debate Revisited Chapter 11 Empire and Faith: Sacred Non-Sovereignty Chapter 12 Appendix Chapter 13 The Dignity of Difference: A Salute to Jonathan Sacks Chapter 14 Religion and Rationality: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Frankfurt School Chapter 15 Nomolatry and Fidelity: A Response to Charles Taylor Chapter 16 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742549685
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780742549685
  • weight: 331
  • ISBN10: 0742549682

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