Modernity and Its Discontents
Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois From Machiavelli to BellowBook - 2016
Steven B. Smith examines the concept of modernity, not as the end product of historical developments but as a state of mind. He explores modernism as a source of both pride and anxiety, suggesting that its most distinctive characteristics are the self-criticisms and doubts that accompany social and political progress. Providing profiles of the modern project's most powerful defenders and critics--from Machiavelli and Spinoza to Saul Bellow and Isaiah Berlin--this provocative work of philosophy and political science offers a novel perspective on what it means to be modern and why discontent and sometimes radical rejection are its inevitable by-products.
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 809.9 SMITH
Characteristics: xiv, 402 pages ; 25 cm