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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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A Farewell

It is time to prepare to bid farewell to the long reigning supremacy of EuroModernism. This may appear absurd, given its willful hegemony across the universe today. But it is time, nonetheless. The global struggles of our times, howsoever disguised by our own misconceived vocabularies/viewpoints, are, in essence, a clash between Modernist and non-modernist ways of life, ideas, and practices: indeed, the oft-reviled Sam Huntington was not far wrong in his depiction of this as a ‘clash of civilizations.’ He was off-base, however, in equating EuroModernism with a form of civilization—instead, of being its very antithesis.

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