By Terry Eagleton
The golden age of cultural thought (the manufactured from a decade and a part, from 1965 to 1980) is long gone. we live now in its aftermath, in an age which, having grown wealthy within the insights of thinkers like Althusser, Barthes and Derrida, has additionally moved past them. what sort of new, clean pondering does this new period call for? Eagleton concludes that cultural idea needs to commence considering ambitiously back - no longer in order that it will probably hand the West its legitimation, yet in order that it may possibly search to make feel of the grand narratives within which it's now embroiled.
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Book review. “Jörgensen, Joh. Das Reisebuch. Licht und dunke Natur und Geist,” Der Akademiker 3, no. 3 (January 1911): 45. Reprinted in GA16 10. Translated by John Protevi as “Jörgensen, Joh. Travelogue: Light and Dark Nature and Spirit,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 14–15 (1991): 495. March 1911. Essay. “Zur philosophischen Orientierung für Akademiker,” Der Akademiker 3, no. 5 (March 1911): 66–67. Reprinted in GA16 11–14. Translated by John Protevi as “On a Philosophical Orientation for Academics,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 14–15 (1991): 497–501.
How is this understanding of reality [Realisierung] or, more precisely, this positing and defining of trans-subjective objects, possible? , to posit and define realities, and such an investigation comes down to a debate with conscientialism and phenomenalism. ): 42 SUPPLEMENTS 1. Is positing the real justifiable? 2. How is positing the real possible? 3. Is defining the real justifiable? 4. How is such defining possible? In order to proceed in a methodical manner, we will begin with a consideration of the first and third questions, and in treating the other two, we will return to Külpe’s above-mentioned work.
18 Finally, this empirical argument comes into conflict with psychological experience, for the awareness involved in having the contents of consciousness present to oneself already implies that one goes beyond the given sphere of one’s consciousness per se. Moreover, this given sphere of consciousness can never provide one with the primordial fund of experience. 19 And besides, how can the degree of certitude required for scientific knowledge be reached merely by having facts of consciousness at one’s disposal?