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The Impertinent Self: A Heroic History of Modernity and Film

Stanford University Press (2009)
Introduction : heroes like us -- Hegel, the western and classical modernity -- The myth and the frontier -- The hero in the epochs of mythical and the bourgeois -- The end of the individual -- The end of the subject -- Romanticism, crime and agonal modernity -- The return of tragedy in modernity -- Heroes of coolness and the ironist -- Nietzsche, science fiction and hybrid modernity -- Heroic individualismus and metaphysics -- Superhumans, supermen, cyborgs -- Heroes of the future.
Keywords Heroes in motion pictures  Heroes in literature  Self (Philosophy  Philosophy, Modern
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Call number PN1995.9.H44.F7813 2009
ISBN(s) 9780804757355
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