A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present by Fredric Jameson

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By Fredric Jameson

An important new interpretation of the ideas of modernism and modernity.The options of modernity and modernism are among the main arguable and vigorously debated in modern philosophy and cultural thought. during this new intervention, Fredric Jameson—perhaps the main influential and persuasive theorist of postmodernity—excavates and explores those notions in a clean and illuminating demeanour. the extreme revival of discussions of modernity, in addition to of recent theories of creative modernism, calls for recognition in its personal correct. it kind of feels transparent that the (provisional) disappearance of choices to capitalism performs its half within the common try and revive 'modernity' as a social excellent. but the paradoxes of the concept that illustrate its valid background and recommend a few ideas for heading off its misuse besides. during this significant new interpretation of the tricky, Jameson concludes that either options are tainted, yet still yield clues as to the character of the phenomena they imagined to theorize. His really apt and vigilant probing of either terms—which can most likely now not be banished at this past due date—helps us make clear our current political and creative occasions.

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