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Enlightenment's Wake

Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

By John Gray

© 1996 – Routledge

216 pages

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About the Book

Now in paperback, Enlightenment's Wake stakes out the elements of John Gray's new position. He argues that all schools of contemporary political thought are variations on the Enlightenment Project - the Westernizing project of a universal civilization - and that this Enlightenment Project has proved self-undermining and is now exhausted. Fresh thought is needed on the dilemmas of the late modern age.

About the Author

John Gray is a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. He has been visiting professor at Harvard, Yale and Tulane universities.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General