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Farewell to Modernism

On Human Devolution in the Twenty-First Century


Rajani Kanth

Farewell to Modernism: On Human Devolution in the Twenty-First Century is an original, pathbreaking, revolutionary, and totalizing critique of received Modernist ideas, including Modernist Utopianism. In that vein, it unseats virtually every dearly held myth of EuroModernist discourse. It offers a new episteme based on our true ontic nature – our anthropic species-being – as an offset and correction to all brands of EuroModernist idylls, be they of Left or Right, that have repeatedly brought the world to the brink of annihilation. In sum, this book argues that neither philosophy nor social science are tenable without a true, realist anthropology of the human species that sets limits to both political idealism and social engineering.
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18 The Knowledge Game


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The Knowledge Game

There might have been only one, consolidated, ‘social science,’ had the project, ab initio, and over time, not been mediated by various vested interests. It would have had to be a realist Anthropology, the science of humans: in their totality. Stated simply, a science exists anywhere where one can identify regularities—the degree of ‘hardness’ of the science resting upon how strong, or weak, these regularities are. So, prima facie, a science of humans is, at least, possible. But is it necessary? I will return to that, later.

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