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By Raphael Sassower

modern society is rife with instability. Our lively and invasive learn of genetics has given lifestyles to 1 of the nice specters of organic technological know-how: the clone. The shortage of typical power resources has resulted in an elevated manipulation of atomic or nuclear power and regressive environmental rules, leading to a better experience of probability for everybody. the guarantees of monetary globalization have, sometimes, been introduced, yet in lots of alternative routes globalization has created even better gaps in social and financial lifestyles. regardless of the growth of our effective and technological services, our workdays develop longer, no longer shorter. we discover ourselves in exile from our households, our pals, and from different significant sorts of social connection. And as 'freedom' is bandied approximately within the well known press and media because the preeminent worldwide social price, it really turns out that the reigning modern ethos of our time is tension and anxiousness. whereas Raphael Sassower's prior paintings has centred broadly on technology and expertise, this ebook is considerably various. it truly is an pressing remark within the culture of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional guy or perhaps Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents; a fruits of a long time of analysis and notion conscientiously prepared into a longer essay on our modern social, cultural, and existential orientation within the smooth international. This publication is written for complicated graduate scholars, knowledgeable and anxious citizenry, and particularly the younger pupil who, within the face of mounting anxiousness, needs to be in a position to make severe offerings in the direction of an doubtful future.

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