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After the hell of the Nazis and the terror of Communism, it is possible that a new catastrophe has appeared on the horizon: this time it is neoliberalism that wants to create its own 'new man'.





For two centuries, Kant's critical subject and Freud's neurotic subject provided us with philosophical templates for modernity, but today modern capitalism is systematically destroy
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Paperback, 186 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Polity Press (first published 2003)
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Feb 07, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it
This provided a clear explanation of post-modernism for me and describes well how the various "liberation" movements since the second world war have led to what could be the greatest threat to humanity: total Capitalism.
I struggle with DuFour's absolute language. Every single act of amoral disregard for traditional values or every example of abject consumption is held as proof that all of humanity is engaged in the same way. I can view his examples as trends that are beginning or have potential
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Dany-Robert Dufour is a French philosopher, professor of educational sciences at the university Paris-VIII. He teaches regularly abroad, particularly in Latin America. His main focus is symbolic processes (specially désymbolisation) with relevance to language philosophy, political philosophy and psychoanalysis. He is a frequent participant in cooperative artistic activities with music, literature ...more
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