Debating the end of history : the marketplace, utopia, and the fragmentation of intellectual life /

Why do modern people assume that there will be perpetual economic growth? Because, David W. Noble tells us in this provocative study of cultural criticism, such a utopian conviction is the necessary foundation for bourgeois culture. One can imagine the existence of modern middle classes only as long...

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Main Author: Noble, David W.
Format: eBook
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
Series:Critical American studies series.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Two-world metaphors, from Plato to Alan Greenspan
  • Historians against history
  • Economists discover a new New World
  • Literary critics become cultural critics
  • Ecologists on why history will never end
  • When prophecy fails.