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Hermann Hesse Demian Steppenwolf From Inflation Alienation Essay

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[Ide@s CONCYTEG 6 (67): Enero, 2011] ISSN: 2007-2716
Cómo citar: López Jiménez, J.A. (2011), "El Lobo Estepario. Un hombre degradado", Ide@s CONCYTEG, 6 (67), pp. 73-87.
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El Lobo Estepario Un hombre degradado
José Alejandro López Jiménez 1
Resumen Las nuevas configuraciones culturales que en las que nos encontramos inmersos se han originado a partir de la crisis de la Modernidad. El inagotable progreso en el que se ubica el hombre moderno no sólo le ha llevado a un indiscutible desarrollo de sus capacidades intelectuales, sino que es este mismo progreso el responsable de sumirlo en una inminente y paulatina degradación cultural. En el presente artículo trata de establecer al personaje de El Lobo Estepario como ejemplo de dicha degradación cultural del hombre moderno. Palabras claves: Modernidad, burguesía, ideología, progreso, hombre degradado. Summary The new cultural configurations in which we immerse ourselves have been originated from the Modernity Crisis. The endless progress where the modern man stands, not only have taken him into an indisputable development of his intellectual capacities; but it's the progress itself the responsible of throw him into a gradual and imminent cultural degradation. The present article talks about establishing the character from Steppenwolf novel as an example of such modern man's cultural degradation. Keywords: Modernity, Bourgeois, Ideology, Progress, Degraded Man.
1 Estudiante de Lengua y Literatura Hispánicas en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UNAM.

[Ide@s CONCYTEG 6 (67): Enero, 2011]
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La gran aventura burguesa La imagen del hombre, en otro tiempo un alto ideal, está a punto de convertirse en un cliché. Nosotros, los locos, acaso la ennoblezcamos otra vez.
Hermann Hesse. El lobo estepario
ocas veces nos preguntamos por qué
pensamos lo que pensamos, de dónde
nos vienen esas ideas, cómo
surgieron, van a cambiar y por qué. Sabemos
que vivimos en una era llamada Modernidad,
que está en crisis y que se empiezan ya a
notar ciertas prácticas y expresiones que
anuncian una nueva configuración cultural,
sin embargo no podemos afirmar, como lo
hacen algunos filósofos New Age y de moda
que les urge subirse al tren de los profetas de
la nueva era, llamando a estos tiempos
Posmodernidad, cuando lo cierto es que
todavía no hemos rebasado la Modernidad y,
contrariamente, somos ahora mucho más
modernos que ayer, es decir, lo que algunos
gustan llamar Posmodernidad no es más que
la radicalización de formas de vida y
pensamiento propias de la Modernidad,
incluso hay algunos que sin el menor rigor
filosófico nos colocan ya en una más allá de
la Posmodernidad2, como si las
2El sociólogo francés Guilles...

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