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Is everything personal also private? The modern world is neatly compartmentalized into the private and the public, and the personal is often used interchangeably with the private as if they are the same. But are they? The book starts a new discourse by distinguishing the two and analyzing existing discourses of history, culture, politics, ethics, and law, asserts that the underlying theory is vastly different, often antagonistic. It radically changes the notions of the public, private, and personal by introducing the public–private–personal “triad,” challenging the modern binary of the public and private. This original and insightful book will provoke readers to rethink their use of the personal and the private as two different notions for the same thing.

Epilogue: Personal is Not Private: Rewriting Modernity for the Last Time
Epilogue: Personal is not private: Rewriting modernity for the last time

If modernity is the journey from personality to impersonality, and if we have reversed this, then this is the re-inscription of modernity—perhaps for the last time; more eminently, this lays the ground for a full-fledged philosophical discourse of alternative modernity—still absent.

It is time now, finally, to relate the substantive essence to the method-analytical moods present or absent in the work, for which the primary suspicion could be: this is a personalist work in the last instance, or else, what then has been the use of reiterating “personalytic” at odd times throughout the book? The problem is, to be a personalist, except for the limited ...

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