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Rethinking Modernity: Philosophy, Values, Gender,

edited by Yvanka B. Raynova,

Institut für Axiologische Forschungen, Vienna, 2002

 

 

 

Rethinking Modernity is the result of a common Research Project of the Institute for Axiological Research (Vienna) and the Department for Contemporary European Philosophy and Gender Studies of the Institute for Philosophical Research of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. The papers included were discussed at two meetings. They were presented in German, French, Bulgarian, and partially in English, following the Idea of an open polyphonic, multicultural and multilingual discourse. That’s why, preserving this Idea, they have been reproduced in their original version.

The volume represents a critical account to modern philosophy in its different aspects – ontological, cognitive, ethical, esthetical, and political – from the perspectives of phenomenology, existential philosophy, hermeneutics, deconstruction, and feminist philosophy. It tray to show what kind of values can be conceived from modernity, and where we have to go beyond its axiological representations in order to build more coherent theories and a more just society.

 


    CONTENTS

 

Foreword

 

I. TRADITION, MODERNITY AND BEYOND

 

Philosophie et Non-Philosophie. (Re)lectures de Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Yvanka B. Raynova

 

Sinn und Rechtfertigung der Existenz: Pyrrhus und Cineas

Susanne Moser 

 

Sartre lecteur de Descartes

Yvanka B. Raynova

 

Esthetism and Moralism in the positions and oppositions of Modernism

Ivanka Stupova

 

Derrida and literary theory

Tatyana Batouleva

 

Beyond the politics of command

Tatyana Batouleva 

 

 

II. FEMINIST CRITIQUE AND REREADING THE CANON

 

Subjekt und Herrschaft.  Beauvoirs Kritik der Moderne

Susanne Moser

  

Feministische Philosophie – Frauenforschung – Gender Studies

Ein Interview mit Herta Nagl-Docekal

 

Die Umdeutung des "Kanons". Zur philosophischen Genderforschung in Osteuropa

Yvanka B. Raynova 

 

Contributors