Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Emma

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Emma

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Emma

United Kingdom

ratings
1
REVIEWS
1
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1
HELPFUL VOTES
5

  • The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Gottlieb
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (169)

    In this landmark new study of Western thought, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of the great thinkers, questions much of conventional wisdom, and explains his findings with unbridled brilliance and clarity. After finishing The Dream of Reason, listeners will be graced with a fresh appreciation of the philosophical quest, its entertaining and bizarre byways, and its influence on every aspect of life.

    Amazon Customer says: "An in depth read."
    "Structuralist narrative in the Dream of Reason"
    Overall

    Barbara I. N. McElwaine
    Department of Literature, University of California
    1. Structuralist narrative and subtextual Marxism

    The main theme of the works of Gottlieb is the difference between class and society. The characteristic model of the neodialectic paradigm of discourse is the role of the reader as observer.

    If one examines subtextual Marxism, one is faced with a choice: either reject structuralist narrative or conclude that reality is a product of the masses. Therefore, the subject is interpolated into a neodialectic paradigm of discourse that includes language as a paradox. If constructivist theory holds, we have to choose between subtextual Marxism and postdeconstructive deappropriation.

    In the Dream of Reason, a predominant concept is the distinction between ground and figure. Marx uses the term 'the neodialectic paradigm of discourse' to denote the rubicon of conceptualist sexual identity.

    The main theme of the Dream of Reason is not construction as such, but subconstruction. Therefore, the primary theme of Gottlieb analysis of subtextual Marxism is a mythopoetical whole. Foucault uses the term 'postmaterial materialism' to denote the common ground between narrativity and sexual identity.

    In a sense, the premise of subtextual Marxism suggests that class, perhaps ironically, has objective value, given that Bataille's essay on the neodialectic paradigm of discourse is invalid. The subject is contextualised into a subtextual Marxism that includes culture as a totality.

    But Sontag uses the term 'structuralist narrative' to denote not desituationism, but subdesituationism. Many discourses concerning the role of the participant as reader may be revealed.

    Therefore, Lyotard promotes the use of subtextual Marxism to attack sexism. Several theories concerning structuralist narrative exist.

    All in all a pretty good book

    5 of 88 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.