Part I: Modern Civilization and its Critics:.
Introduction to Part I.
1. From Meditations on First Philosophy: René Descartes.
2. From A Treatise on Human Nature: David Hume.
3. From Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts: Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
4. From The Theory of Moral Sentiments: Adam Smith.
5. ‘An Answer to the Question: “What is Enlightenment?”’: Immanuel Kant.
From the Preface to Critique of Pure Reason: Immanuel Kant.
6. From Reflections on the Revolution in France: Edmund Burke.
7. From Sketch for an Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind: Marquis de Condorcet.
8. ‘Absolute Freedom and Terror’: G. W. F. Hegel.
9. ‘Bourgeois and Proletarians’: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Part II: Modernity Realized:.
Introduction to Part II.
10. From The Origin of Species: Charles Darwin.
11. From ‘The Painter of Modern Life’: Charles Baudelaire.
12. From ‘How to Make Our Ideas Clear’: Charles S. Peirce.
13. ‘On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense’: Friedrich Nietzsche.
’The Madman’: Friedrich Nietzsche.
’How the “True World” Finally Became a Fable’: Friedrich Nietzsche.
’The Dionysian World’: Friedrich Nietzsche.
14. ‘The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism’: Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
15. From Course in General Linguistics: Ferdinand de Saussure.
16. From ‘Science as a Vocation’: Max Weber.
17. From Towards a New Architecture: Le Corbusier.
18. ‘Lecture on Ethics’: Ludwig Wittgenstein.
From Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: Ludwig Wittgenstein.
19. From Civilization and its Discontents: Sigmund Freud.
20. From The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology: Edmund Husserl.
21. From Dialectic of Enlightenment: Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno.
22. From ‘Existentialism’: Jean-Paul Sartre.
23. ‘Letter on Humanism’: Martin Heidegger.
24. ‘The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience’: Jacques Lacan.
25. From ‘The Nature and Necessity of Scientific Revolutions’: Thomas Kuhn.
26. From The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: Daniel Bell.
Part III: Postmodernism and the Re-evaluation of Modernity:.
Introduction to Part III.
27. ‘Differance’: Jacques Derrida.
28. ‘Nietzsche, Genealogy, History’: Michel Foucault.
From “Truth and Power”: Michel Foucault.
29. ‘The Sex Which is Not One’: Luce Irigaray.
30. From The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge: Jean-François Lyotard.
31.From ‘1227: Treatise on Nomadology – The War Machine’: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.
32. ‘A Genealogy of Modern Racism’: Cornel West.
33. ‘Subversive Signs’: Hal Foster.
34. From ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
35. From ‘Feminist Empiricism to Feminist Standpoint Epistemologies’: Sandra Harding.
36. From ‘The Cartesian Masculinization of Thought and the Seventeenth-Century Flight from the Feminine’: Susan Bordo.
37. From ‘The Scaling of Bodies and the Politics of Identity’: Iris Marion Young.
38. ‘Towards a Postmodern Pedagogy’: Henry A. Giroux.
39. ‘Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of ‘Postmodernism’: Judith Butler.
40. From Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture: Robert Venturi.
41. ‘POSTmodernISM: A Paracritical Bibliography’: Ihab Hassan.
42. From Symbolic Exchange and Death: Jean Baudrillard.
43. From Erring: A Postmodern A/theology: Mark C. Taylor.
44. ‘Solidarity or Objectivity?’: Richard Rorty.
45. From ‘The Death of Modern Architecture’: Charles Jencks.
From What is Post-Modernism?: Charles Jencks.
46. From A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s: Donna Haraway.
47. From The Reenchantment of Science: David Ray Griffin.
48. ‘The Cognitive Program of Constructivism and a Reality that Remains Unknown’: Niklas Luhmann.
49. From Modern China and the Postmodern West: David Hall.
Resistances and Alternatives..
50. ‘Meaning and Sense’: Emmanuel Levinas.
51. ‘Naturalizing Epistemology’: W. V. Quine.
52. ‘The Virtues, the Unity of a Human Life, and the Concept of a Tradition’: Alasdair MacIntyre.
53. From ‘The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism’: Fredric Jameson.
54. ‘An Alternative Way out of the Philosophy of the Subject: Communicative versus Subject-Centered Reason’: Jürgen Habermas.
55. ‘Is There Still Anything to Say about Reality and Truth?’: Hilary Putnam.
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