The Resource Modernity's Wager : Authority, the Self, and Transcendence, Adam B. Seligman

Modernity's Wager : Authority, the Self, and Transcendence, Adam B. Seligman

Label
Modernity's Wager : Authority, the Self, and Transcendence
Title
Modernity's Wager
Title remainder
Authority, the Self, and Transcendence
Statement of responsibility
Adam B. Seligman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adam Seligman, one of our most important social thinkers, continues the incisive critique of modernity he began in his previously acclaimed The Idea of Civil Society and The Problem of Trust. In this provocative new work of social philosophy, Seligman evaluates modernity's wager, namely, the gambit to liberate the modern individual from external social and religious norms by supplanting them with the rational self as its own moral authority. Yet far from ensuring the freedom of the individual, Seligman argues, "the fundamentalist doctrine of enlightened reason has called into being its own nemesis" in the forms of ethnic, racial, and identity politics. Seligman counters that the modern human must recover a notion of authority that is essentially transcendent, but which extends tolerance to those of other--or no--faiths
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
306
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM1251.S45 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Modernity's Wager : Authority, the Self, and Transcendence, Adam B. Seligman
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Self in the Social Sciences -- Authority and the Self -- Heteronomy and Responsibility -- The Self Internalized -- Tolerance and Tradition
Control code
ocn437140506
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400824694
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26289532
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)437140506
  • pebcs1400824699

Library Locations

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