Hubris and Progress: A Future Born of Presumption - Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought (Hardback)Carlo Bordoni (author)
- We can order this
This book explores the ancient question of why man seeks to go beyond his limits. A presumptuous tendency known by the ancient Greeks as hubris and believed to be punished by the gods, it developed from a need for our survival to a habit, as humanity has subdued animals, dominated nature, increased knowledge and sought even to overcome death. It also lies behind the crisis of our time, as the values of democracy, freedom, equality and progress have been weakened - sacrificed to excess, as we live in an eternal present, dominated by greed and indifference regarding the future. Addressing this crisis of our interregnum period, in which faith has been lost in the former certainties of modernity, such as science, progress and the idea of a better world, the author considers whether redemption for humanity might lie in our hubristic tendencies, as these give us scope to deviate from the existing path and find new ways forward.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?