No theory forbids me to say "Ah!" or "Ugh!", but it forbids me the bogus theorization of my "Ah!" and "Ugh!" - the value judgments. - Theodor Julius Geiger (1960)

Andreas Reckwitz

Andreas Reckwitz (* 1970) is well-known for his books:

(1) The Society of Singularities, about the structure of the current late modern society, in which social systems value singularity and devalue non-singularity. In the processes of singularization, anything but a "liberation of the individual" takes place; rather, it is the disenchantment of the individual through a highly dynamic social fabrication of uniqueness at the level of objects, subjects, events, places and collectives.

(2) The End of Illusions: the belief in permanent social progress, according to Reckwitz, is being replaced by a disillusionment, which is expressed, for example, in the strengthening of populist movements and parties.

Below you can see and hear Reckwitz speak about ways "to break the wall of singularities".