Humanism (The New Critical Idiom)

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UPC:
9780415420655
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2008/3/26
Release Date:
2008/3/10
Author:
Tony Davies
Language:
english
Edition:
2

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Product Overview

Definitions of humanism have evolved throughout the centuries as the term has been adopted for a variety of purposes??a????literary, cultural and political??a?? and reactions against humanism have contributed to movements such as postmodernism and anti-humanism. Tony Davies offers a clear introduction to the many uses of this influential yet complex concept and this second edition extends his discussion to include:

  • a comprehensive history of the development of the term and its influences
  • theories of post-humanism, cybernetics and artificial intelligence
  • implications of concepts of humanism and post-humanism on political and religious activism
  • discussion of the key figures in humanist debate from Erasmus and Milton to Chomsky, Heidegger and Foucault
  • a??new glossary and further reading section.

With??clear explanations and poignant discussions, this volume is essential reading for anyone approaching the study of humanism, post-humanism or critical theory.

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