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Sign in to use this feature. Readers more familiar with this story may benefit from the juxtaposition of Soviet and Western innovations and images and be provoked by the author’s thesis. Why, then, did the proposed remedy, socialism, fail? Brakevanl – – Philosophy East and West 56 4: Februar – The East and the West: There is much to learn from this beautifully produced, elegant work, which is a combination of art history, philosophical speculation, political analysis, and cultural critique.
Susan Buck-Morss – Morris – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 39 6: Stressing the similarities between the East and West and using the end of the Cold War as her point of departure, she examines both extremes of mass utopia, dreamworld and catastrophe.
She shows how dreamworlds became dangerous when their energy was used by the structures of power as an dreamaorld of force against the masses. The larger social vision has given way to private dreams of material happiness and to political cynicism. There’s even an earlys attempt at “hypertext”: Nor is the solipsism and worship of the usual French intellectuals always enlightening.
Review of East Meets West: Science Logic and Mathematics. An “Afterward” places the book in the historical context of annd author’s collaboration with a group of Moscow philosophers and artists over the past two tumultuous decades. Dreamworlc – – Brill. Reading this book is like receiving a fascinating annotated scrapbook from your really smart friend in Moscow.
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Request removal from index. Socio-Political Philosophy of East and West. The dream of the twentieth century was the construction of mass utopia. In lieu of an abstract, here dreamdorld a brief excerpt of the content: Buck-Morss’s main point is the usual one about capitalism—that it is bad, vulgar, materialistic, deceitful, sexist, racist, destructive, and exploitative, and that it deserved to die.
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From toBuck-Morss was a visiting scholar there, at what was first called the Institute of Philosophy of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. As for the competition between capitalism and socialism, in the Cold War “Good was defined as the other that is, as what the enemy rejectedentwining them in a dialectical death embrace that ensured neither side would escape the binaries of discursive frame that contained them both” pp.
Susan Buck-Morss Dreamworld and Catastrophe. Contact Contact Us Help. The book is an experiment in visual culture, using images as philosophy, presenting, literally, a way of seeing the past.
Given the main premise, and the history of the twentieth century, there are no easy answers. The fact that, by the end of her tenure, it was known as the Russian Academy of Sciences attests to the ideological turbulence of those years and to the dynamism and relevance of her task.
Essays in East-West Philosophy. Perhaps even more, this book tells us a lot about postmodernist critics of Western capitalism. Hence, she presents the material as one huge footnote neatly labeled “hypertext” taking up the bottom half of thirty-eight pages in very small print. Surely the Western version of modernity could not have triumphed. Derrida’s ten-day visit took place in April Sociology, Ideology and Utopia: Find it on Scholar.
On the contrary, “Industrial modernity in both really existing forms, capitalist and socialist, created a hostile environment for human life, precisely the opposite of the dream of modernity” p.
Dreamworld and Catastrophe. The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West
History of Western Philosophy. Developing the notion of dreamworld as both a poetic description of a collective mental state and modss analytical concept, Susan Buck-Morss attempts to come to terms with mass dreamworlds at the moment of their passing. The book is in four parts. Hope in Blasted Landscapes. This article has dreamworlx associated abstract.
Buck-Morss The Dialectics of Seeing, turns her Benjaminian eye on the often surprising convergence of the Western and Soviet utopian imaginaries, to dazzling effect.
Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Power of Mass Utopia in East and West
As the century closes, this dream is being left behind; the belief that industrial modernization can bring about the good society by overcoming material scarcity for all has been challenged by the disintegration of European socialism, capitalist restructuring, and ecological constraints.
If Benjamin’s project bhck, as he put it, “concerned with awakening from the nineteenth century,” Buck-Morss’s current catqstrophe is a none-too-gentle attempt to shake us out of the nightmare that has been our 20th.
Tessa Morris-Suzuki – cagastrophe Thesis Eleven 86 1: Its pictorial narratives rescue historical data that with the end of the Cold War are threatened with oblivion and challenge common conceptions of what this century was all about.
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