The Politics Of Authenticity: Radical Individualism And The Emergence Of Modern Society
- Publish Date: 2009-11-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Marshall Berman
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In this acclaimed exploration of the search for authentic individual identity, Marshall Berman explores the historical experiences and needs out of which this new radicalism arose. Focussing on eighteenth-century Paris, a time and place in which a distinctively modern form of society was just coming into its own, Berman shows how the ideal of authenticityof a self that could organize the individuals energy and direct it toward his own happinessarticulated eighteenth-century mans deepest responses to this brave new world, and his most ardent hope for a new life in it. Exploring in particular the ideas of Montesquieu and Rousseau, Berman shows how the ideal of authenticity was radically opposed to the bourgeois, capitalistic idea of self-interest.
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