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The dialectic of Enlightenment. Spaemann's critique of modernity and its dialectic

Holger Zaborowski

in Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199576777
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722295 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.003.0003

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

The dialectic of Enlightenment. Spaemann's critique of modernity and its dialectic

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This chapter examines Spaemann's critique of modernity and its dialectic, on the basis provided in the preceding chapter. A more systematic account of how Spaemann views modernity, how it arose, and how it relates to late modernity provides an understanding of Spaemann's interpretation of modern rationality as a dialectic, following Adorno and Horkheimer. This then leads to an original move on Spaemann's part.

Keywords: Robert Spaemann; philosophy; modernity; dialetic; Jean-Jacques Rosseau

Chapter.  22180 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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