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Breaking With the Enlightenment: The Twilight of History and the Rediscovery of Utopia
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Humanity Books
Publication date May 1, 1997
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781573923262
ISBN-10 1573923265
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $60.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The twentieth century marked the grand culmination of modernism, set in motion by the material and metaphysical forces unleashed by the European Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. A searing account of the myth and reality of modernism, this provocative analysis offers a critique of the ideologies, and the metaphysical underpinnings, of both capitalism and socialism. Kanth views both as embodiments of the same vein of European materialism, while pointing to the radically contrasting values of these Eurocentered visions of society.

Taking the position that human societies are primarily cultural, not material constructs, this work passionately argues for a keen reevalution of the wisdom inherent in the precapitalist, and often extra-European, cultural heritage of humanity in order to determine what lessons might be learned for a human emancipation unmarked by the materialist paradigms of the accumulation of wealth and power.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780391040120 Book cover for 9781573923262
 
With Julie Iromuanya | from Prometheus Books (May 1, 1997)
9780391040120 | details & prices | 181 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $49.95
This edition also contains Mr. and Mrs. Doctor
The price comparison is for this edition
from Humanity Books (May 1, 1997)
9781573923262 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $60.99
About: The twentieth century marked the grand culmination of modernism, set in motion by the material and metaphysical forces unleashed by the European Enlightenment in the eighteenth century.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780391040311 Book cover for 9781573923934
 
With Lexie Bay, Vanessa Wu, Kojo Black (other contributor), Lisa Fox, Emerald | from Prometheus Books (May 1, 1997)
9780391040311 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.00
This edition also contains The Athletic Aesthetic
from Humanity Books (May 1, 1997)
9781573923934 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $28.99
About: The twentieth century marked the grand culmination of modernism, set in motion by the material and metaphysical forces unleashed by the European Enlightenment in the eighteenth century.

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