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Philosophies 2018, 3(4), 32;

Post-Modernism, Agency, and Democracy

Department of Political Science and International Relations, Tec de Monterrey, C.P 52926 Atizapan, Mexico
Received: 4 September 2018 / Revised: 12 October 2018 / Accepted: 16 October 2018 / Published: 20 October 2018
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This essay presents a general summary of post-modern philosophy’s conception of agency. It argues that while post-modern philosophers offer formidable intellectual tools for criticizing contemporary restrictions on agency, their conception falters for a variety of philosophical and political reasons. This implies we should develop a more robust conception of agency to provide a foundation for progressive politics. The essay concludes by analyzing several recent steps to develop such a conception. View Full-Text
Keywords: post-modern culture; Wittgenstein; Heidegger; agency post-modern culture; Wittgenstein; Heidegger; agency
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