There is general agreement in Western intellectual circles that our familiar ways of knowing, representing and reading have changed unrecognizably in recent years. But there is confusion regarding the meaning and implications of this changes for major issues in our culture: art, ethics and philosophy. In this paper I delineate the source of the confusion by analyzing some of Heidegger's contributions to the destruction of modern thinking and by arguing that there are three main factors to this confusion. One is the breakdown of the hierarchy of the dualist structures. The second factor is the misconception of this breakdown by postmodern thinkers. Lastly, that part of Heidegger's own critique of the philosophical tradition is open to the same criticisms that it levels.
|Translated title of the contribution||Strange Epoch! From Modernism to Postmodernism|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly|
|State||Published - 1997|
- SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY