Rosemont carefully argues that Confucian ideas of family are flexible enough to accommodate progressive ideals and may even be our best hope against sexism, racism, homophobia, and other antihumanistic
attitudes and behaviors.
Further, in outlining an approach to Beckett's work from the perspective of the "anethical," Shane Weller argues for the necessity of extricating the ethical question of that work from the kinds of binary pattern that have tended to characterize critical debates: nihilism or anti-nihilism; the ethical or the unethical; the humanistic or the antihumanistic
Indeed, postmodern philosophy often entails an antihumanistic
posture and a shift toward broader social and cultural contexts.
Widely spread antihumanistic
ideologies like "deep ecology" are threatening the common understanding of the meaning of human beings among other creatures.
Though the face of utilitarianism tends to be more benign, it too leads us down a reductive, antihumanistic
path that seals us off from revelation, from wisdom, and from purpose.
If McConnell's previous work had seemed determinedly antihumanistic
through its aggressive appropriation and simulation, Many Things New took a decidedly humanistic turn by emphasising the role of the hand in making.
Though it may seem strange, even antihumanistic
theories--for example, the denial of free will by the radical intelligentsia, or Marxism's "illiberal humanism" and its hope for human transformation even if caused by violence--can easily be accommodated within this framework, because they usually provoked strong reactions from others in defense of human dignity.
Later, conversely, Grassi went on to reprint the same text in a single volume with the openly antihumanistic
2) Accordingly, it has become commonplace in Lovecraft scholarship to affirm that his antihumanistic
creation narrative asserts that our social bonds, religious beliefs, and cultural achievements are not only irrelevant if considered from outside the limited scope of human affairs, but are based upon a false understanding of the cosmos and of our place in it.
Certainly, this process has left little defensible psychiatric knowledge regarding infanticide intact in the wording of the Canadian law but, whatever its merits regarding other legal issues, (22) the theory of law as an autopoietic system of communication is simply too subtle, formal, antihumanistic
, and sociologically deterministic to account for the developments; here, it would be a surgical saw used to crack a nut.
, and autocratic posture," of
Feeding into the stream of antihumanistic
thought that would decenter Man and deprive him of subjectivity and agency, this idea finds explicit expression in Saussurean structuralism and clearly persists today through Foucault's theory of discourse and Jacques Derrida's deconstruction.