anti-humanism


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anti-humanism

(post-structuralism) the displacement of the human subject from centre stage, e.g. as the seat of reason, history or truth. See also HUMANISM.
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For Derrida the arche-binary (speech/writing) that underlies Levi-Strauss's critique of Sartre's humanism is reproduced in Levi-Strauss' anti-humanism, in his 'dissolving of man'--a critique that Derrida also makes of Foucault (e.g.
His anti-progressivism, skepticism, and anti-humanism each find expression in the three parts of his latest book.
The surprising confluence of Christianity and anti-humanism in Highsmith's work is strongest in her representation of evil.
The current study has extended past research by elucidating the presentation of narrative perspective in Robbe-Grillet's film and fiction, the obsessive attention paid to objects by the characters in Robbe-Grillet's novels, RobbeGrillet's purely descriptive writing, and the anti-humanism of Robbe-Grillet.
Apart from the perhaps understandable fact that a book of such sweep cannot be strong in all its parts, the two greatest reservations about Kittler's method derive indeed from his anti-Humanism. 'Man' or 'Mankind' are no-go-areas for Kittler, and one might feel sympathy for his avoidance of essentialist premisses that underly many simplistic sociological forms of Media Studies.
One such is that "humanism" and "anti-humanism" are difficult terms that can be variously defined; Buchanan recognizes this, but he still cannot always avoid confusion.
Particularly impressive to Garin was Grassi's handling of Leonardo Bruni as the first, we can now say in hindsight, Nietzschean or Heideggerian "philologist." In light of this, we can begin to surmise what kind of impression Heidegger's "anti-Humanism" must have had on Grassi: it amounted to a personal betrayal of sorts that led to his obsession, after 1947, for the Letter's claim that Humanism equals Platonism or Western metaphysics.
The authors analyze the cultural and intellectual experiences and faculties of the enlightened women of Venice by contrasting those women and their learning to Katherine's anti-humanism in The Taming of the Shrew.
After all (on the one hand), skeptics will wonder who can speak for ethics in the face of postmodern pluralism and anti-humanism. Others may assume that ethics will survive by way of Rortian consensus or Fishean interpretive communities whatever consumerism does.
That is, if we stick with the modern humanist subject of moral action, and follow seriously the extension of ethical obligations to non-human beings, then we would suggest that what we find is that the utopian demand of modern humanism turns over into a utopian anti-humanism, with suicide as its outcome.