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Crimes of the Future free pdf The decade since the publication of Jean-Michel Rabat(r)'s controversial manifesto The Future of Theory saw important changes in the field. The demise of most of the visible French or German philosophers, who had produced texts that would trigger new debates, then to be processed by Theory, has led to drastic revisions and starker assessments. Globalization has been the most obvious factor to modify the selection of texts studied. During the twentieth century, Theory incorporated poetics, rhetorics, aesthetics and linguistics, while also opening itself to continental philosophy. What has changed today? The knowledge that we live in a de-centered world has destabilized the primacy granted to a purely Western canon. Moreover, much of contemporary theory remains highly allusive and this is often baffling for students. Theory keeps recycling itself, producing authentic returns of basic theses, terms and concepts. Canonical modern theorists often return to classical texts, as those of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. And now we want to know: what is new? Crimes of the Future explores the past, present and potential future of Theory.

About Jean-Michel Rabate

Jean-Michel Rabate is one of the world's foremost literary theorists. He is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Vartan Gregorian Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Rabate has authored or edited more than thirty books on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, philosophy, and writers like Beckett, Pound and Joyce. His publications include "The Ghosts of Modernity" (2010), "The Ethic of the Lie "(2008), "1913: The cradle of modernism "(2007), and "The Future of Theory" (2002). He is the Managing Editor of the "Journal of Modern Literature." He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is currently the President of the American Samuel Beckett Studies Association.

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Author : Jean-Michel Rabate
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Data Published : 10 May 2014
ISBN : 1441186166
EAN : 9781441186164
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 281 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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