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Impure Postmodernity – Philosophy Today (English version)

David Kolb ()
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David Kolb: Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Bates College, Lewiton ME USA, Residence: 841 W 36th Avenue, Eugene OR 97405 USA

Postmodern Openings, 2012, vol. 10, pages 7-17

Abstract: This essay discusses the situation of philosophy today in an era of mixed modern, postmodern, and traditional values and social patterns. It argues, with reference to postmodern architecture and to the German philosophers Hegel and Heidegger, that we should reject polarizing conceptual dualities, and that we need to seek out new kinds of less centered and less hierarchical unities that take advantage of the internal tensions and spacings within intellectual and cultural formations. It concludes with a discussion of the promises and problems of dialogue between Eastern and Western philosophies in today’s world.

Keywords: modern; postmodern; philosophy; architecture; Hegel; Heidegger (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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