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Ideal Minds: Raising Consciousness in the Antisocial Seventies

Michael Trask


Following the 1960s, the decade's focus on consciousness-raising transformed into an array of intellectual projects far afield of movement politics. The mind's powers came to preoccupy a range of thinkers and writers: ethicists pursuing contractual theories of justice, radical ecologists interested in the paleolithic brain, cultists, and the devout of both evangelical and New Age persuasions. This book presents a boldly revisionist argument about the revival of subjectivity in postmodern American culture, connecting familiar figures within the intellectual landscape of the 1970s who share a co ... More

Keywords: postmodern American culture, consciousness, autonomy, statism, subjectivity, cognitive science, moral philosophy, deep ecology, political theory, neoclassical economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752438
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Trask, author
University of Kentucky