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The Modern and the Postmodern

This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014 Topics: Literature, Philosophy

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This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change during the last two hundred years.

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  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Jan 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Michael S Roth
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: Literature, Philosophy

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