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Farewell to Modernism


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Acknowledgments - Preface: Change - Foreword by Dr. Amit Goswami - Introduction: Challenging Eurocentrism: 45 Theses - Today - The Root Cause - Crisis, Disaster, Catastrophe: Up the Down Escalator - Anatomy of a Crisis - Where We Are - More Endgames - Free Markets - Les Folies Tragiques: The Droll Schoolgirl's Guide to the World as It Is Today - The Bail-In - On Economics - On Capitalism (and Latter-day Debacles) - On Singaporeanisation: Or, Some Bitter Fruits of Globalization - Anthropic Dualism: A Tale of Two (Sub)-Species-A Comment on 'La Condition Humaine' - Querying the Cosmos - The (Sub)Human Condition - Nostalgia, for the Future - A God That Failed? - The Knowledge Game - Toward Non-Centrism - The Bell of Atri - Rites of Passage - The Last Train - A World on the Wane: The Wherefore and the Why - Endgame? - The Eclipse - On Civilization - On Philosophy - Beyond Late Modernism - A Farewell - Rethinking 'Democracy' - East and West - And There Was Blight: Summary Notes on the European Saga - By Ideals Alone? - A Summing Up - The Future? - The Final Hour - Everything, Reconsidered - The Cosmos - The Day After - Eurocentrism 101: A Primer - Toward Dissolution - Eurocentrism and EuroModernism - Racism: A Personal Discursus - Explaining a Critique: (Euro)Modernism: Delusions, Debacles, and Defaults - Ancient Vedic Wisdom: Key Concepts - Postface: Beyond Eurocentrism: The Next Frontier - Bibliography - Index.

About the Author

Professor Rajani Kanth is an economist, a philosopher, and a social thinker. His major research interests lie in the fields of political economy, social theory and policy, and women's issues. Over the course of three-plus decades, he has taught in the areas of anthropology, sociology, political science, history, economics, and philosophy. Currently based at Harvard University, he has served as an advisor to the United Nations in New York and on the faculties of prestigious universities around the world. His most recent book is The Post-Human Society (2015).


"The book you are holding in your hand "Farewell to Modernism" is a very important book...the bottom line is this: read this book, take your time, think out of the box (straitjacket?) of Euromodernism, and this will change your life." "Amit Goswami, Theoretical Quantum Physicist, Emeritus Professor, University of Oregon"
"Rajani Kanth has been denouncing for a long time the analytic misunderstandings and moral misdeeds of Eurocentric Modernism. He has done this forcefully and with great consistency. This book puts together the entire case. Whether one agrees with his theses wholly, partially, or not at all, these are propositions with which one must seriously engage if we are to make our way to a better world." "Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University"

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