The Resource Against eurocentrism : a transcendent critique of modernist science, society, and morals : a discursus on human emancipation : purporting to be a speculative critique and resolution of the malaise of modernism, by Rajani Kannepalli Kanth

Against eurocentrism : a transcendent critique of modernist science, society, and morals : a discursus on human emancipation : purporting to be a speculative critique and resolution of the malaise of modernism, by Rajani Kannepalli Kanth

Label
Against eurocentrism : a transcendent critique of modernist science, society, and morals : a discursus on human emancipation : purporting to be a speculative critique and resolution of the malaise of modernism
Title
Against eurocentrism
Title remainder
a transcendent critique of modernist science, society, and morals : a discursus on human emancipation : purporting to be a speculative critique and resolution of the malaise of modernism
Statement of responsibility
by Rajani Kannepalli Kanth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This work renders an uncompromising verdict on the scourge of our millennium: i.e. modernism, itself the artefact of certain Late Eurocentric propensities. It argues that, whilst modernism is possessed of some virtues and benignities, they are purchased at far too high a cost - indeed, a cost that neither the species nor the planet can, on any scale, find affordable. More urgently, the author holds that modernism imperils the existence of all species and the mother of all hospitalities, viz., the planet itself. Given the imminence and the gravity of this threat, as portrayed in the work, he further suggests that no other posture is at all, in the highest sense, ecologically responsible. We must, stated simply, he claims, break with the manifold paradigms of the European Enlightenment or find ourselves, soon enough, as mutant beings occupying an alien habitat."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
QU
Dewey number
300/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM449
  • HM449
LC item number
  • .R35 2005
  • .R35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Against eurocentrism : a transcendent critique of modernist science, society, and morals : a discursus on human emancipation : purporting to be a speculative critique and resolution of the malaise of modernism, by Rajani Kannepalli Kanth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-159) and index
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  • zbnus
  • wbl
Contents
1. The modernist problematic : the crossing of the rubicon -- 2. The utopian impulse : mnemonics of affective society -- 3. The fatal conceit : elisions of materialism -- 4. On human emancipation : the archaeology of discontent
Control code
000025532001
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st. ed
Extent
xiv, 169 p.
Isbn
9781403967374
Lccn
2004049757
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.b21214566
System control number
  • 25532001lw
  • (OCoLC)55109178

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