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La derrota del pensamiento

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El apasionado alegato de Alain Finkielkraut, su manifiesto contra «la cultura zombi» a contracorriente de la moda intelectual, del conformismo posmoderno, ha despertado en Francia un apasionado interés. Finkielkraut se indigna por el estado moral de una sociedad a la que le da igual un cómic que una novela de Nabokov, un slogan publicitario que un poema de René Char, un pa ...more
Paperback, Argumentos, 144 pages
Published January 2000 by Anagrama (first published 1987)
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Gary
Feb 22, 2009 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the more astute contemporary observers of Western decline is the French writer Alain Finkielkraut. In "The Defeat of the Mind," he traces the lineage of the multiculturalist disease, which, he argues, has provided much of the impetus for a widespread abandonment of the intellect throughout the Western world. This stance, and subsequent tracts in the same vein, have earned him near-pariah status among most of the "intellectuals" of Western Europe.

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Alexandru Burda
Apr 01, 2016 Alexandru Burda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mai este gândirea parte a ceea ce astăzi numim cultură? Ce valoare au elementele edificiului cultural contemporan? Și până la urmă, care este direcția de urmat în viitorul culturii? Cartea caută răspunsuri la aceste și alte întrebări pornind de analiza rolului pe care omul l-a jucat și îl joacă în interiorul grupurilor din care face parte liber sau impus și a felului în care aceste grupuri (societăți sau culturi) au căutat să interacționeze în timpul scurs de la momentul definitoriu al Iluminism ...more
Tyler
Apr 08, 2010 Tyler rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
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This critique of multiculturalism discusses and argues against the ideas of Lévi-Strauss. I liked the writing well enough, but as a repudiation of identity politics it's too France-centric. Much of the discussion centers on the post-colonial era, whereas Americans might look at the same thing through the prism of black relations to the dominant white culture. The author's point is the same in either case: Identity has been made into the enemy of individuality. A good book for Europeans, so-so fo ...more
Mary Cornelius
A short summary/introduction to the effects of German Romanticism and the French Enlightenment on our worldview, especially the ideological clash of individualism and community.
Ioana
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Sunny
Mar 08, 2013 Sunny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
stunning book. very impressed. talks about humanity, culture, youth and music effortlessly and coherently skiping from one subject to the next. men feel in their hearts that they belong to the same people when they share the same ideas, interests, memories, affections and hopes. the section of Goethe first going from very pro german to recommending that German TRASLATIONS of poems from abroad to be considered for a German poetry anthology he was overseeing was incredible. the ook talks about thi ...more
Ricardo Vega
Apr 20, 2016 Ricardo Vega rated it it was amazing
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Provocativo y muy bien escrito.
Myriam
Mar 12, 2015 Myriam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Really really interesting. Well worth the read. Insightful take on today's society/mentality.
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