In The Idea of the Postmodern, Hans Bertens clears up the confusion Hans Bertens is Professor and Director of American Studies at the. Everything you ever wanted to know about postmodernism but were too confused to ask is contained in this book. Hans Bertens’ Postmodernism is the first. Hans Bertens, The Idea of the Postmodern: A History. London/New York: Routledge, ix + pp. ISBN (hbk) $ Bertens’s difficult task.

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No one can grasp all of the Truth enough to become satisfied. Simons, Foucault and the Political.

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The Idea of the Postmodern: A History by Hans Bertens

I think postmodernism has value because, unless extrapolated to its most extreme positions, it works against the complacency of the empirical-theoretical world as well as that of the mystical-spiritual world. This is highlighted in the chapter on postmodernism and politics where Bertens observes that the breakdown of the idea of representation allows a more diverse and open approach to shape nearly anything, but the destruction of legitimation undermines the entire idea of a cohesive macro-politic p.


Lists with This Book. Aishwarya Diwan marked it as to-read Mar 28, As Ibn Hassad argued, the postmodern disorder and attack on form in the arts and literature was an attempt to recover human innocence p.

Inappropriate Samokovska is currently reading it Sep 17, David rated it it was ok Jun 07, Jon Simons, Foucault and the Political. Yet, this very ideal, so attractive to me in terms of art, literary analysis, and the consideration of truth I know postmodernists would argue against my usage here.

Postmocern clear and straightforward but always elegant prose, Bertens sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of postmodernism. Natasha Galea added it Feb 26, Peter Osborne, The Politics of Time. Refresh and try again.

The Idea of the Postmodern: A History

But when they say that the real my emphasis can only be presented as it is not, since it is a priori not representable pp. In practice, we oscillate between universalist and particularist positions, in a dialectic, which, in the last twenty-five years, has not been unsuccessful in the field of concrete practical politics—at least where I live—but that theoretically cannot be resolved.


Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self: I believe it is doomed to failure.

Books by Hans Bertens. One must keep exploring, experimenting and examining on the basis of logic and experience in ppstmodern to get a fuller knowledge of what might be Truth.

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So, what then do I see as positive in the perspective? On Meaning, Manipulation and Promise. Cambridge University Press, I feel like anyone who reads it will gain a better hold on the slippery subject, but like the subject itself, it will still remain slippery.