New PDF release: 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 international of recent technological know-how and its implicit determinism?

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

The essay is sweeping in scope--yet understated, based and humane. It deals a lot wanted tips for the way to dwell a considerate, even noble lifestyles in contemporary world.

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