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    what does it mean "identity -thinking"? Is it a kind of thinking that deals with "identity"? and what means "identity" here, if the overall phrase has a somehow negative implication and be at odds with "otherness"?

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    Could you give more context - a sentence with this in?

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    "[postmodernism] Its rich body of work on racism and ethnicity , on the paranoia of identity-thinking , on the perils of totality and the fear of otherness : all this ...would be of considerable value."

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    No help??

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    Adorno invented the term - this is a reasonably accessible explanation: philosophical conversations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Adorno invented the term - this is a reasonably accessible explanation: philosophical conversations
    Interesting link Angelika. But Adorno is not easy to read. Do you know his writings? Thanks

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    Yes - without enthusiam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    "[postmodernism] Its rich body of work on racism and ethnicity , on the paranoia of identity-thinking , on the perils of totality and the fear of otherness : all this ...would be of considerable value."
    Postmodernism addresses issues such as power and the fluidity of identities (both in individuals and, say, in texts), and seeks to free the Other (i.e. excentric individuals or ethnic groups). By doing that, it questions modernistic authority and experiments with conventions.
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    thanks to all!
    I knew more or less the things that you(bianca) told me but I want to know whether Identity-thinking is some kind of thinking that causes one to take "the other" the same as oneself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    thanks to all!
    I knew more or less the things that you(bianca) told me but I want to know whether Identity-thinking is some kind of thinking that causes one to take "the other" the same as oneself.
    I thought the following link might be of help:
    Theodor Adorno [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
    Adorno's ideas on

    I also rememebr Peter Drucker who said that aboslute truth doesn't exist when talking about paradigm shift.
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 09-Sep-2007 at 19:22.

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