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The Crisis of Modernity by [Noce, Augusto Del]
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"The Crisis of Modernity provides an indispensable manual for scholars approaching research on the specifics of Del Noce's thought and very valuable insights into Italian and European philosophy of the twentieth century." Luca Cottini, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Villanova University

The Crisis of Modernity provides an indispensable manual for scholars approaching research on the specifics of Del Noce s thought and very valuable insights into Italian and European philosophy of the twentieth century. Luca Cottini, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Villanova University"

"The selection of essays collected in The Crisis of Modernity now offers to an English speaking audience a glimpse of the richness and fecundity of Del Noce's thought and its relevance in this global society of the third millennium." - Voegelin View

"Carefully chosen to provide a representative selection of Del Noce's mature thinking without being too eclectic. The translation is excellent, and very readable. Lancellotti has also somewhat lightened the burden of Del Noce's constant commentary on and dialogue with various Italian movements and thinkers by providing an abundance of clarifying footnotes. Del Noce's insights into the cultural phenomena of technologism, scientism, positivism, nihilism, gnosticism, the destruction of the family, the forgetfulness of authority, the impoverishment of religion, and the obsession with power, are still fresh, and make the book profoundly interesting for anyone living in the contemporary West." - Review of Metaphysics

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In his native Italy Augusto Del Noce is regarded as one of the preeminent political thinkers and philosophers of the period after the Second World War. The Crisis of Modernity makes available for the first time in English a selection of Del Noce's essays and lectures on the cultural history of the twentieth century.

Del Noce maintained that twentieth-century history must be understood specifically as a philosophical history, because Western culture was profoundly affected by the major philosophies of the previous century such as idealism, Marxism, and positivism. Such philosophies became the secular, neo-gnostic surrogate of Christianity for the European educated classes after the French Revolution, and the next century put them to the practical test, bringing to light their ultimate and necessary consequences. One of the first thinkers to recognize the failure of Marxism, Del Noce posited that this failure set the stage for a new secular, technocratic society that had taken up Marx’s historical materialism and atheism while rejecting his revolutionary doctrine.

Displaying Del Noce's rare ability to reconstruct intellectual genealogies and to expose the deep metaphysical premises of social and political movements, The Crisis of Modernity presents an original reading of secularization, scientism, the sexual revolution, and the history of modern Western culture.

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  • Publisher: MQUP (1 December 2014)
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