Confronting Disaster: An Existential Approach to by Raphael Sassower

By Raphael Sassower

modern society is rife with instability. Our lively and invasive research of genetics has given existence to at least one of the nice specters of organic technological know-how: the clone. The shortage of ordinary power resources has resulted in an elevated manipulation of atomic or nuclear power and regressive environmental regulations, leading to a better experience of threat for everybody. the guarantees of financial globalization have, every so often, been introduced, yet in lots of alternative ways globalization has created even higher gaps in social and monetary lifestyles. regardless of the growth of our efficient and technological functions, our workdays develop longer, no longer shorter. we discover ourselves in exile from our households, our associates, and from different significant types of social connection. And as 'freedom' is bandied approximately within the well known press and media because the preeminent international social worth, it really turns out that the reigning modern ethos of our time is pressure and nervousness. whereas Raphael Sassower's earlier paintings has centred broadly on technology and know-how, this ebook is considerably varied. it truly is an pressing remark within the culture of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional guy or maybe Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents; a end result of decades of analysis and inspiration rigorously prepared into a longer essay on our modern social, cultural, and existential orientation within the glossy global. This e-book is written for complex graduate scholars, proficient and anxious citizenry, and particularly the younger scholar who, within the face of mounting anxiousness, needs to be in a position to make severe offerings in the direction of an doubtful future.

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