Download Against Modern Humanism: On the Culture of Ego by Jeff Bergner PDF

By Jeff Bergner

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 global of recent technology and its implicit determinism?

This essay bargains a brand new and strikingly unique interpretation of Western concept. It explores the "metaphysics of Moses" within the Torah, the Greek concept of soul and the significance of the physique in ancient church Christianity. ultra-modern traditional wisdom--that modernity is based in materialism and that theology offers an antidote--is precisely backwards; early glossy philosophy completely rejected the physicality of Christianity in desire of guy as basically brain, and German idealist philosophy reworked guy as primarily brain into ultra-modern guy of ego. in doing so, it additionally tested a foundation for contemporary medical determinism rooted in human intentions.

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

Show description

Read Online or Download Against Modern Humanism: On the Culture of Ego PDF

Similar ethics & morality books

The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil

What distinguishes evils from usual wrongs? Is hatred a inevitably evil? Are a few evils unforgivable? Are there evils we must always tolerate? What could make evils difficult to acknowledge? Are evils inevitable? How will we most sensible reply to and dwell with evils? Claudia Card deals a mundane conception of evil that responds to those questions and extra.

Democracy on Purpose: Justice and the Reality of God (Moral Traditions series)

Western ethical and political concept within the final centuries has broadly held that morality and politics are self sufficient of a divine truth. Claiming that this consensus is defective, well known theologian Franklin I. Gamwell argues that there's a invaluable relation among ethical worthy and trust in God.

Come Leopardi vide il mondo (POLLINE) (Italian Edition)

Nel corso delle sue assidue letture dello Zibaldone e di altre prose leopardiane, G. Singh – poeta, critico e studioso inglese – ha individuato e raccolto ciò che egli considera gli aforismi, le massime e i detti memorabili di Leopardi, e li presenta in questo quantity come chiave al pensiero leopardiano sulla vita, sul mondo, sull’uomo, sulla società e sull’universo.

Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century (Routledge International Handbooks)

This new instruction manual bargains a accomplished assessment of latest extensions and choices to the simply warfare culture within the box of the ethics of warfare. the trendy historical past of simply battle has in most cases assumed the primacy of 4 specific parts: jus advert bellum, jus in bello, the country actor, and the solider.

Additional resources for Against Modern Humanism: On the Culture of Ego

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.03 of 5 – based on 9 votes

admin