Early Modern Humanism and Postmodern Antihumanism in Dialogue

Editors: Miernowski, Jan (Ed.)

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  • Traces the roots of postmodern antihumanism
  • Presents an array of topics, including ethics, animality and colonialism
  • Confronts key intellectual problems shared by early-modern and post-modern periods
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This book employs perspectives from continental philosophy, intellectual history, and literary and cultural studies to breach the divide between early modernist and modernist thinkers. It turns to early modern humanism in order to challenge late 20th-century thought and present-day posthumanism. This book  addresses contemporary concerns such as the moral responsibility of the artist, the place of religious beliefs in our secular societies, legal rights extended to nonhuman species, the sense of ‘normality’ applied to the human body, the politics of migration, individual political freedom and international terrorism. It demonstrates how early modern humanism can bring new perspectives to postmodern antihumanism and even invite us to envision a humanism of the future. 

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Jan Miernowski is Professor of French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland. His latest books include La Beauté de la haine (Droz, 2014) and an edited volume on the intersection between the grotesque and the sublime.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Is the Author Responsible? Artistic Agency in Humanist and Antihumanist Perspectives

    Pages 1-23

    Helgeson, James

  • An Ethics for Antihumanism? Belief and Practice

    Pages 25-48

    Hoffmann, George

  • Should We Practice Justice Toward Nonhuman Animals? Radical Animal Interests, Humanism, and Classical Justice

    Pages 49-70

    Langer, Ullrich

  • What Came Before, What Comes After Normal? Some Humanist and Postmodern Antihumanist Thoughts on the Concept of Normalcy

    Pages 71-92

    Long, Kathleen

  • What Is a Colony Before Colonialism? Humanist and Antihumanist Concepts of Governmentality from Foucault to Montaigne

    Pages 93-115

    Hampton, Timothy

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Modern Humanism and Postmodern Antihumanism in Dialogue
Editors
  • Jan Miernowski
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32276-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32276-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32275-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81240-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 220
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