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By David Ingram

Philosophy in the course of the 20 th Century, among 1920 and 1968, replied to the cataclysmic occasions of the time. Thinkers at the correct grew to become to authoritarian varieties of nationalism looking for strong kinds of collective id, will, and goal. Thinkers at the Left promoted egalitarian kinds of humanism lower than the banner of foreign communism. Others observed those adversarial developments as converging within the extinction of the person and sought to retrieve the beliefs of the Enlightenment in ways in which significantly said the contradictions of a liberal democracy racked by way of classification, cultural, and racial clash. Key figures and activities mentioned during this quantity contain Schmitt, Adorno and the Frankfurt institution, Arendt, Benjamin, Bataille, French Marxism, Black Existentialism, Saussure and Structuralism, Levi Strauss, Lacan and past due Pragmatism. those participants and colleges of proposal answered to this 'modernity problem' in several methods, yet principally all for what they gave the impression to be liberal democracy's betrayal of its personal rationalist beliefs of freedom, equality, and fraternity.

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