Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-35230
Title: On the ends of universalism
Author(s): Messling, Markus
Hofmann, Franck
Editor(s): Messling, Markus
Hofmann, Franck
Language: English
Title: The Epoch of Universalism 1769–1989/ L’époque de l’universalisme 1769–1989
Startpage: 1
Endpage: 39
Publisher/Platform: De Gruyter
Year of Publication: 2021
Place of publication: Berlin, Boston
Free key words: Universalism
Dialectics of Modernity
the West
Global History
Napoleon Bonaparte
Valmy (French and Algerian)
the Louvre
Berlin Wall
Tristezza / Hope
DDC notations: 000 Generalities
100 Philosophy
320 Political science
800 Literature, rhetoric and criticism
990 History of other regions
Publikation type: Book Chapter
Abstract: Starting with the times of Napoleon Bonaparte and the nexus between European universalism and imperialism, ending with the 1989 scenario and its global implications, this essay analyses the ends of European universalism. It does so in a double sense by addressing its interests and objectives, as well as the end of its legitimation in the times we live in. Through amontage of historical and philosophical constellations from1769 to 2019, ranging fromGoethe and Champollion to Max Lingner and Frantz Fanon, Alain Mabanckou and Camille de Toledo, it seeks to understand the promises and hopes that universalismwas carrying, as well as the deceptions and losses that were caused by its epistemic implication in power relations. The history of universal progress entails a dialectics of contestation and provincialisation, both in a European and in a global perspective. If 1989 has left us with an end of utopia, then we need to understand this history to draw hope for a minor universality.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1515/9783110691504-001
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-352304
Date of registration: 12-Jan-2022
Third-party funds sponsorship: ERC Consolidator Grant "Minor UNiversality"
Sponsorship ID: ERC Grant No 819931
Description of the related object: Homepage des Verlages: The Epoch of Universalism 1769–1989 / L’époque de l’universalisme 1769–1989
Related object:
EU-Projectnumber: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/ERC/819931/EU//MinorUniversality
Notes: Beyond Universalism / Partager l’universel; Band 1
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Romanistik
Professorship: P - Prof. Dr. Markus Messling
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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