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Antiquity and Modernity

Antiquity and Modernity

Neville Morley

ISBN: 978-1-444-30512-8

Jan 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

$36.99

Description

The nature, faults and future of modern civilization and how these connect to the past are tackled in this broad-reaching volume.
  • Presents a study of modernity that examines classical influences
  • Incorporates political, economic, social, and psychological theories
  • Highlights writings from a wide range of thinkers, including Adam Smith, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Weber, and Freud
Preface.

Note on References.

1. Untimely Knowledge.

2. The Great Transformation: ancient and modern economics.

3. Before Alienation: the classical critique of modern society.

4. An Aesthetic Education: the failings of modern culture.

5. History as Nightmare: conceptions of progress and decline.

6. Allusion and Appropriation: the rhetorical uses of antiquity.

Bibliography of Sources.

Bibliography.

Index of Persons.

Index of Subjects


  • Presents a study of modernity that examines classical influences
  • Incorporates political, economic, social, and psychological theories
  • Highlights writings from a wide range of thinkers, including Adam Smith, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Weber, and Freud