Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History

Author(s): Michael André Bernstein

History

The author's denunciation of apocalyptic thinking provides a moral, philosophical, and literary challenge to the way most of us make sense of our worlds. In our search for coherence, Bernstein argues, we tend to see our lives as moving toward a predetermined fate. This foreshadowing demeans the variety, the richness, and especially the unpredictability of everyday life. Apocalyptic history denies the openness and choice available to its actors.


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General Fields

  • : 9780520087859
  • : University of California Press
  • : University of California Press
  • : October 1994
  • : .72 Centimeters X 16 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 181
  • : Michael André Bernstein
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good