By Fredric Jameson
A significant interpretation of the thoughts of modernism and modernity.
The suggestions of modernity and modernism are among the main arguable and vigorously debated in modern philosophy and cultural concept. during this intervention, Fredric Jameson—perhaps the main influential and persuasive theorist of postmodernity—excavates and explores those notions in a clean and illuminating demeanour. the intense revival of discussions of modernity, in addition to of recent theories of inventive modernism, calls for cognizance in its personal correct. it kind of feels transparent that the (provisional) disappearance of choices to capitalism performs its half within the common try to revive 'modernity' as a social excellent. but the paradoxes of the concept that illustrate its valid heritage and recommend a few ideas for keeping off its misuse besides. during this significant interpretation of the tricky, Jameson concludes that either suggestions are tainted, yet still yield clues as to the character of the phenomena they imagined to theorize. His sensible and vigilant probing of either terms—which can most likely no longer be banished at this overdue date—helps us make clear our current political and creative situations.
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A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present (Radical Thinkers) by Fredric Jameson