Confronting Disaster: An Existential Approach to by Raphael Sassower

By Raphael Sassower

modern society is rife with instability. Our energetic and invasive research of genetics has given lifestyles to 1 of the nice specters of organic technological know-how: the clone. The shortage of common strength resources has ended in an elevated manipulation of atomic or nuclear power and regressive environmental guidelines, leading to a better experience of possibility for everybody. the guarantees of financial globalization have, sometimes, been added, yet in lots of alternative routes globalization has created even better gaps in social and monetary existence. regardless of the growth of our efficient and technological features, our workdays develop longer, no longer shorter. we discover ourselves in exile from our households, our buddies, and from different significant types of social connection. And as 'freedom' is bandied approximately within the renowned press and media because the preeminent international social worth, it truly turns out that the reigning modern ethos of our time is tension and nervousness. whereas Raphael Sassower's prior paintings has targeted largely on technological know-how and expertise, this ebook is considerably diversified. it really is an pressing observation within the culture of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional guy or perhaps Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents; a end result of a long time of study and proposal rigorously prepared into a longer essay on our modern social, cultural, and existential orientation within the glossy international. This e-book is written for complex graduate scholars, expert and anxious citizenry, and particularly the younger pupil who, within the face of mounting nervousness, needs to be in a position to make serious offerings in the direction of an doubtful future.

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