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

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 technological know-how and its implicit determinism?

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

The essay is sweeping in scope--yet understated, based and humane. It bargains a lot wanted counsel for the way to stay a considerate, even noble lifestyles in modern day world.

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