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Confronting Disaster : An Existential Approach to Technoscience - Raphael Sassower

Confronting Disaster

An Existential Approach to Technoscience

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Contemporary society is rife with instability. Contemporary genetic research has raised and given life to the one-time science fiction specter: the clone. The scarcity of natural energy sources has led to greater manipulation of atomic or nuclear energy and as a result greater danger. And the promises of globalization have, in some cases, delivered their intended results, but in many other ways they have created even greater social and economic gaps. An urgent commentary in the tradition of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man or even Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents, Raphael Sassower's powerful new book is a culmination of many years of research and thought carefully arranged into an extended essay on our contemporary social, cultural, and existential orientation in the modern world.

Introduction -- The transformation of the human condition -- The myth of freedom in the information age -- The century of ambiguity and anxiety -- The quest for order (or, the false hopes of technoscience) -- A modest guide.

ISBN: 9780739153475
ISBN-10: 0739153471
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 13th August 2013