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Les Temps Hypermodernes

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The term 'postmodernity' has been used to describe that historical transformation of the late 20th century when the institutional breaks holding back individual emancipation disintegrated, thereby giving rise to the full expression of individual desires and the quest for self-fulfilment. But there are now signs - argues Gilles Lipovetsky, one of the most original social th ...more
Published December 1st 2006 by Livre de Poche (first published January 1st 2004)
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Ricardo Roman
Lo que más me marcó de la lectura de El ser en el mundo, de Hubert Dreyfus, fue comprender esta angustia que cada cierto tiempo nos atrapa de vértigo y hasta pavor estertóreo, manifestación plena de ese fantasma del sin sentido, de la ausencia de fundamento de lo que somos, espectro que aunque huyamos y nos escondamos en los laberintos de estar muy ocupado, lleno de problemas o lanzados al goce de los placeres extremos, ahí llega a preguntar por nosotros y recordarnos que nos tiene. Pues bien, G ...more
Philippe Malzieu
Why Gilles Lipovetski is not also famous. He is one of the most interesting philosophers. Its centers of interest relates to the everyday life, the fashion… The policy do not interest him directly. He lives far from Paris. He's not gauchist, so frenchs philosophs don't like him.
However, it theorized a fundamental concept:the hypermodernity.
In 1973, french sociologist Jean-François Lyotard defined post-modernity. It's for him the end of tradition, transcendace'dead, the bursting of the temporal a
Renee Leech
This is a 90-page, densely-packed book which consists of an introductory essay by Charles Sebastien, the main essay by Lipovetsky, and an interview of the latter by the former. In the essay, GL proposes his theory of post-post-modernism, or hypermodernity. I recognized myself and society in these pages. According to GL, the hypermodern age is marked by paradox, transience, insecurity, and anxiety. Whereas postmodernism was a wonderful sigh of happy relief from societal constraints and also an op ...more
This is a very well-balanced book on the 'post-postmodern era' - what the author refers to as hypermodernity, a period that is equal parts individualism, consumerism, technocratic revolution, a time filled with paradox. This hypermodernity is characterized, says he, by paradox: We are preoccupied with the present but also with memory. We are owned by the things we buy but also buy these things with the deliberate intention of using them to achieve our own pleasure.

What he describes resonates as
Andreas Kakaris
Μια πολύ ισορροπημένη προσέγγιση για την «μετα-μεταμοντέρνα εποχή» - αυτό που ο συγγραφέας αναφέρει ως υπερνεωτερικότητα, μια περίοδο που χαρακτηρίζεται από τον ατομικισμό, τον καταναλωτισμό, την τεχνοκρατική επανάσταση, μια εποχή γεμάτη με παράδοξα. Όπως αναλύει ο συγγραφέας είμαστε απασχολημένοι με το παρόν (Carpe diem), αλλά μας αφορά και η μνήμη.
Enjoyable, yet I wonder whether it can be said to be sufficiently rigorous on a set of accounts (of course, I can see some of the Lefortesque / Gauchetesque connections, etc. so it's not totally random, of course). Also feels quite defeatist on certain terms.
Almuerto Velorio
el hiper de nuestros tiempos.. todo es magnánimo.. alcanzamos a dios? como creadores... tenemos un hiper-ego
Très intéressant. Devrait être lu en complément de l'Empire de l'éphémère. J'apprécie beaucoup Lipovetsky et son approche "no-bullshit" à l'analyse contemporaine. Il ne tombe pas dans les méandres réactionnaires et désolante de la philosophie post-marxiste qui est incapable de se sortir d'une conception de l'être comme aliéné, manipulé, exploité - donc malheureux - ou enfin quand il le fait, il montre aussi l'envers de la médaille. Un petit bouquin qui se lit rapidement, j'aime bien.
David Alvarez
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Short, fun, and provocative take on contemporary individualism. Lipovetsky is neither doom and gloom nor blindly celebratory. It's complex. Like life. Refreshing.
es interesante el punto de vista del autor acerca de la actualidad, fugacidad de las modas y necesidad de adaptación que caracterizan el nuestro ritmo de vida
Awesome read! Perhaps my favorite book in the realm of Theory.
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Gilles Lipovetsky (born September 24, 1944 in Millau) is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble.
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