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By Rajani Kannepalli Kanth

This paintings renders an uncompromising verdict at the scourge of our millennium: i.e. modernism, itself the artefact of convinced past due Eurocentric propensities. It argues that, while modernism is possessed of a few virtues and benignities, they're bought at some distance too excessive a cost-indeed, a value that neither the species nor the planet can, on any scale, locate cheap. extra urgently, the writer holds that modernism imperils the life of all species and the mum of all hospitalities, viz., the planet itself. Given the imminence and the gravity of this probability, as portrayed within the paintings, he additional means that no different posture is in any respect, within the maximum experience, ecologically accountable. We needs to, acknowledged easily, he claims, holiday with the manifold paradigms of the ecu Enlightenment or locate ourselves, quickly adequate, as mutant beings occupying an alien habitat. This publication is going a long way past the standard style of critique by means of really delivering salves and antidotes to the iconic malaise of our occasions. It additionally bargains a brand new paradigm for the human sciences finding it firmly within the species being of our hominid natures thereby annulling the spurious differences among ''nature-culture'', et.al. drawn by means of the eu enlightenment. specifically, the e-book issues to the ''paradigm of femininity'' because the strength agent of a truly genuine, and realizable (and learned) emancipation from the delusive ''utopias'' of ecu, masculinist paternity. ultimately, the publication entreats us to reconsider our actual placement in an evolving, self-fulfilling universe.

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Truth is that affective modes of social existence preclude absolutist private appropriation for disabling the social tie: that is, the inherent bonding, and sharing, that underlies the nexus of communal life defined by the anthropic compact of empathy. In effect empathy foreclosed the road to a potential mimicry of Euro-capitalism, not idiocy (or lack of means, mechanisms, and modalities). At any rate, given the foregoing, some other ordering of phenomena becomes warranted to close the gap between the Capitalism of the west and the capitalisms of the east.

Knowledge is today a simple adjunct of power, its willing servitor, sage and soothsayer. Even if the enterprise were to be less disingenuous, the attempt at “self-measurement” (difficult even in as impersonal a science as physics) might be construed, given anthropic passions and interests, to be problematic in the extreme. ” Modernist science retired philosophy—for being too open a system— swiftly to the outhouse, fit demesne of derelicts and outcasts. Truth, and the search for it, were never high priorities of the Enlightenment—ars gratia artis is not a modernist precept—unless it happened to be serviceable.

Human life, in its ordinary dimension, is not possessed of a great deal of care, consistency, or coherence—habit and custom rule as ratified by the norms of the prevailing convenance. It is this important, if subtile, fact that is missed by both rationalists and materialists who seek to impose highly parsimonious, iron grids for various raisons d’états quite impossible for humans to be contained by or in. e. “open” system assumptions fare better in this regard than “closed” system dialectics) for the operative effects of conjuncture and context.

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