THE SHAPE OF A CAREER: AN INTRODUCTION

MICHAEL C. BEHRENT
2017 Modern Intellectual History  
What does it mean to live a modern life? Countless books have explored the nature of modern society, culture, thought, and politics; the "philosophical discourse of modernity" and the "postmodern condition" have, in recent decades, been the focus of intense theoretical debates. Yet the implications of these concerns for the question of how, under modern conditions, human lives are actually lived—the material circumstances that make them possible, the relationships people enter into, the
more » ... they choose to pursue, and the significance with which they endow their efforts—is one from which contemporary scholarship has tended to shy away, as if such matters were best left in the hands of artists and novelists.
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