Reflective Authenticity: Rethinking the Project of Modernity

Routledge (1998)
As people look for a way to ground their judgments of moral, political, aesthetic claims in the face of the postmodernists who claim nothing can be grounded, Reflective Authenticity attempts to rescue some of the critical ideals of the Enlightenment without falling prey to those who say that the Enlightenment's tenets of objectivity, reason, liberalism makes this impossible and in the face of multiculturalism, difference, and the death of subject, are outdated. Alessandro Ferrara suggests that the notion of reflective authenticity offers the key to a new kind of exemplary universalism which, different from the generalizing universalism typical of modern thought, does not fall under the critique of foundationalism articulated by postmodernist thinkers.
Keywords Authenticity (Philosophy  Philosophy, Modern  Universals (Philosophy  Postmodernism
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Call number B105.A8.F477 1998
ISBN(s) 0415130611   9780415130615
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