Small Wonder: Global Power and Its Discontents

Small Wonder: Global Power and Its Discontents

by Fred Dallmayr

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Small Wonder presents the dangers of the 'underside of modernity': the unleashing of unlimited lust for (global) power and wealth. Relying on leading critical intellectuals, Dallmayr offers a critique of the self-deceptions of our age, arguing in favor of the cultivation of the 'small wonder' of everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742549685
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/08/2005
Series: New Critical Theory Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Small Wonder: Finitude and Its Horizons Chapter 3 The Underside of Modernity: Adorno, Heidegger, and Dussel Chapter 4 Empire or Cosmopolis: Civilization at the Crossroads Chapter 5 Confronting Empire: A Tribute to Arundhati Roy Chapter 6 Speaking Truth to Power: In Memory of Edward Said Chapter 7 Critical Intellectuals in a Global Age: Toward a Global Public Sphere Chapter 8 Social Identity and Creative Praxis: Hommage á Merleau-Ponty Chapter 9 Nature and Artifact: Gadamer on Human Health Chapter 10 Borders or Horizons: An Older Debate Revisited Chapter 11 Empire and Faith: Sacred Non-Sovereignty Chapter 12 Appendix Chapter 13 The Dignity of Difference: A Salute to Jonathan Sacks Chapter 14 Religion and Rationality: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Frankfurt School Chapter 15 Nomolatry and Fidelity: A Response to Charles Taylor Chapter 16 Index

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