Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot by David Bosworth

By David Bosworth

In Conscientious Thinking, David Bosworth cuts via the entire noise of today’s political disorder and cultural wars to sound the deeper motives of our discontent. americans reside, he argues, in a profoundly transitional period, one within which the common-sense ideals of the 1st actually sleek society are being undermined through the nonetheless crude yet irreversible forces set unfastened by way of technology’s drastic revision of our daily lives. He indicates how this disruptive clash among sleek and post-modern modes of reasoning are available in all complex fields, together with paintings, medication, and technological know-how, after which lines its influence on our day-by-day activities via such alterations because the ways that neighbors relate, funds is made, crimes are devoted, and friends are chosen.

Just as feudal values needed to fall down to a latest worldview that extra successfully contained the recent social truth generated via the broadcast booklet, so needs to our democracy reimagine itself in ways in which can domesticate—civilize instead of simply “monetize”—a post-modern scene appreciably remodeled via our electronic machines. therefore, Conscientious Thinking offers not just the skill to make experience of our contentious occasions but additionally a provisional cartoon of what a fascinating post-modern the USA may possibly glance like.

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