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Apology for quietism: a sotto voce symposium part 3

Perl, J.M. and Price, Anthony W. and McDowell, J. and Taylor, M.A. and Thompson, C. and Mao, D. (2009) Apology for quietism: a sotto voce symposium part 3. Common Knowledge 15 (3), pp. 340-347. ISSN 0961-754X.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/0961754X-2009-016

Abstract

This essay is the journal editor's introduction to part 3 of an ongoing symposium on quietism. With reference to writings of James Joyce, Francis Picabia, J. M. Coetzee, Charles Taylor, Alasdair MacIntyre, Elaine Pagels, and Karen King—and with extended reference to Jonathan Lear's study of "cultural devastation," Radical Hope—Jeffrey Perl explores the possibility that the fear of anomie ("anomiphobia") is misplaced. He argues that, in comparison with the violence and narrowness of any given social order, anomie may well be preferable, and, in any case, may be no more than another name for quietism.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 14:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2743

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