Seeing Things Hidden Apocalypse, Vision and Totality
- List Price: $60.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
- Publish date: 03/01/2000
- ISBN: 9781859847428
- ISBN10: 1859847420
Exploiting affinities between the work of Lukacs and recent American philosophers like Rorty and Cavell, Bull argues that the central dynamic of late modernity is the coming into hiding of the contradictory identities generated through political and social emancipation. Drawing on analytic and Continental philosophy he articulates the most ambitious philosophy of history since Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, presenting fresh interpretations of such icons of modernity as Hegel's master-slave dialectic, Benjamin's angel of history, Du Bois's concept of double consciousness, and Rawls's veil of ignorance.