New PDF release: Against Modern Humanism: On the Culture of Ego

By Jeff Bergner

ISBN-10: 0989040216

ISBN-13: 9780989040211

How did we turn into a tradition of unbridled egoism? and the way does our tradition of the self, with its day-by-day demands self-expression and self-transformation, co-exist with our international of recent technology and its implicit determinism?

This essay bargains a brand new and strikingly unique interpretation of Western notion. It explores the "metaphysics of Moses" within the Torah, the Greek concept of soul and the significance of the physique in old church Christianity. present day traditional wisdom--that modernity is based in materialism and that theology presents an antidote--is precisely backwards; early smooth philosophy completely rejected the physicality of Christianity in want of guy as basically brain, and German idealist philosophy remodeled guy as basically brain into ultra-modern guy of ego. in doing so, it additionally proven a foundation for contemporary clinical determinism rooted in human intentions.

The essay is sweeping in scope--yet understated, stylish and humane. It deals a lot wanted suggestions for the way to stay a considerate, even noble lifestyles in present day world.

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How did we turn into a tradition of unbridled egoism? and the way does our tradition of the self, with its day-by-day demands self-expression and self-transformation, co-exist with our international of contemporary technological know-how and its implicit determinism? This essay bargains a brand new and strikingly unique interpretation of Western inspiration.

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