Review of Zygmunt Bauman, Postmodern Ethics

July 1, 1995

In this article, José Casanova reviewed Zygmunt Bauman's Postmodern Ethics (1993). Casanova notes that the book suffers from poor organization but contains interesting portions. He notes that the book rejects both modernism and postmodernism, and it tries to argue that each human has an innate sense of morality. Casanova contends that Bauman is partially successful in that effort but fails to fully reject modernism, and instead reflects many of its principles. Thus, Casanova says that Bauman's conclusion only leads to contradictions. This review was published in the journal Contemporary Sociology.

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