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The impertinent self : a heroic history of modernity / Josef Früchtl ; translated by Sarah L. Kirkby.

Author/Creator:
Früchtl, Josef.
Publication:
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
252 p. ; 23 cm.
Series:
Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present
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Standardized Title:
Unverschämte Ich. English
Subjects:
Heroes in motion pictures.
Heroes in literature.
Self (Philosophy).
Philosophy, Modern.
Contents:
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 individualisms and metaphysics
Superhumans, supermen, cyborgs
Heroes of the future.
Notes:
"This book is an abridged version of the German edition"--Pref.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780804757355 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804757356 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804757362 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0804757364 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
278980855