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In this sequel to Modernity and the Holocaust and Legislators and Interpreters, Zygmunt Bauman provides a philosophical and sociological investigation of the postmodern perspective on morality. Going beyond fashionable and simplistic reports of the end of ethics, he argues that the postmodern era has in fact opened up the possiblity of a radically new understanding of the ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published November 25th 1993 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 1993)
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Robert Wechsler
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
The perfect followup to Emanuel Levinas. Bauman puts Levinas’ philosophy into historical and theoretical context, and then takes it further into a theory of social spaces.
Sergi Viciana
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Perhaps his most interesting book. Not much he hadn't said before, but nevertheless a summary of all his previous ideas and, specially, an answer to that bullshit ethical nonsense of Lipovetsky and friends.
Next time some ultra conservative tells you postmodernism means no ethics and anything-is-good-and-valid, you'll have plenty of things to answer.
Jun 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: postmodernism
A different perspective on postmodernism.
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
I much prefer modernity and the holocaust. his writing in this one was much more circuitous and not as gratifying.
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Zygmunt Bauman was a world-renowned Polish sociologist and philosopher, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds. He was one of the world's most eminent social theorists, writing on issues as diverse as modernity and the Holocaust, postmodern consumerism and liquid modernity and one of the creators of the concept of “postmodernism”.
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