Spirits Hovering Over the Ashes: Legacies of Postmodern Theory

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SUNY Press, 01.01.1995 - 208 Seiten
In a series of topical explorations structured like a sonata, H. L. Hix identifies the consequences of postmodern theory through such issues as grief, freedom, beauty, obscenity, love, and sex to its axiological consequences. A basic motif, postmodernism's distribution of meaning over space rather than time, recurs throughout the chapters, each of which in some way amplifies the book's underlying theme, virtue. The "exposition" of the theme in the first ten chapters receives its "development" in the chapter, "Postmodern Virtue," and its "recapitulation" in the aphorisms of the final chapter.

By choosing names like "deconstruction," postmodern theory postures as that which shakes foundations. But any declaration of an end is also a declaration of a beginning, and Spirits Hovering Over the Ashes pushes past the posturing to ask what foundations postmodern theory has laid.

 

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Postmodern Prefaces
1
Postmodern Grief
9
Postmodern Aporesis
27
Postmodern Freedom
33
Postmodern Beauty
47
Postmodern Obscenity
59
Postmodern Censorship
69
Postmodern Color
75
Postmodern Love
91
Postmodern Sex
97
Postmodern Virtue
105
Postmodern Postscript
161
Works Cited
195
Index of Names
205
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Über den Autor (1995)

H. L. Hix is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Kansas City Art Institute.

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