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Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History - Bernstein, Michael Andre
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We are continually trying to make sense of our world through the stories we tell and are told, but in our search for coherence, we often sacrifice our freedom and the rich randomness of life. In this passionate and lucid book, Michael Andre Bernstein challenges our practice of "foreshadowing," in which we see our lives as moving toward a predetermined goal or as controlled by fate. Foreshadowing, he argues, demeans the variety and openness that exist in even the most ordinary moments of life. And it is precisely ordinary ...

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Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History 2018, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520301276

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Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History 1994, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520087859

Hardcover