Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2013

Aesthetic Values and the Process of Civilization

Mario Perniola
Pages 41-48

Knowledge, Power and Politic-Cultural Civilization

What kind of relationship has modernity established between knowledge and power? What forms does such a relationship take in contemporary society? The attempt here is to enter into the merits of its new formulations, focusing attention on the degradation to which power and knowledge have been subjected. The essay also indicates a solution that does not consist in a return to the past or escape into the future, but in the possibility of viewing the present as an opportunity for cultural emancipation.