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Modern and Postmodern Strategies

Gaming and the Question of Morality: Adorno, Rorty, Lyotard, and Enzensberger


Monika Kilian

The postmodern notion of gaming as a legitimate method of philosophical inquiry opposes the either/or model of modern discourse. Modern and Postmodern Strategies outlines the key issues informing the debate between modern and postmodern thought and focuses on the postmodern contention that the universalizing strategies of modern thought are cognitively and morally wrong. This study uses a range of theorists to explore the implications of monism and pluralism. By using the work of the poet Hans Magnus Enzensberger, the author demonstrates that literary texts can function alongside - and often illuminate - the philosophical arguments between modern and postmodern thought.