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Coda: philosophy and history

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780823222919
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222919.003.0015
Coda: philosophy and history

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“Modernity” is usually used to refer to the proliferation of learning, the rise of the secular state, the scientific revolution, the Enlightenment, human skepticism, and other such developments, especially in the realm of knowledge. In this chapter, the chapter focuses on his notion of the modern era not as a single factor whose beginning can be dated, but as interacting factors that could define an era when they involve developments and discard previous institutions and ways of viewing humanity. The chapter’s notion of the “modern era” depicts a dynamic of development and change. This chapter basically summarizes features of modernity and associates this with a developed world, while also looking at the notion of conditionality. Lastly, the chapter gives importance to history and how this has influenced, in no small part, the forming of assumptions, projects, and perspectives.

Keywords: modernity; modern era; postmodernity; learning; development; change

Chapter.  12340 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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