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- DescriptionIn The Transparent Society Vattimo develops his own distinctive views on postmodernism and its philosophical and cultural relevance. Vattimo argues that the post--modern condition is linked to the development of the mass media and the diffusion of systems of communication. However, he disputes the belief that this development will produce a more enlightened, self--conscious and a transparenta society, maintaining instead that it leads to a diversity of viewpoints which render societies more complex, even chaotic. Vattimo suggests that aesthetics provides vital insight into the post--modern condition, and argues that the function of art is t to reinforce eternal truths concerning the human condition, but to provide an experience of dislocation and of a shocka . The multiplication of perspectives on the world disorientates us and removes the certainties we gain from our local culture. Instead, Vattimo argues, we learn the art of living in a world characterized by ambiguity and flux.
- Author BiographyGianni Vattimo is the author of numerous works in Italian.
- Author(s)Gianni Vattimo
- PublisherPolity Press
- Date of Publication06/08/1992
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolity Press
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- Weight180 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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