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

By Jeff Bergner

How did we develop 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 contemporary technological know-how and its implicit determinism?

This essay deals a brand new and strikingly unique interpretation of Western notion. It explores the "metaphysics of Moses" within the Torah, the Greek notion of soul and the significance of the physique in historical 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 want of guy as basically brain, and German idealist philosophy reworked guy as basically brain into modern-day guy of ego. in doing so, it additionally confirmed a foundation for contemporary medical 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 reside a considerate, even noble lifestyles in present day world.

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