Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 13, No 3 (2017)

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On the Sickness of Modern Reason Or, What If...?

Murray Code

Abstract


To ask this famous question in 2017 under the threat of an imminent global catastrophe is to invite a host of very tricky interlocking questions, not the least of which is whether a rescue could be effected in the short time that we seem to have available. This is apart from the worry whether a sufficiently determined collective will would be able to effect the changes in thinking that are needed. Then again, the impending environmental crisis, which is generally referred to as anthropogenic `climate change,' may be but one of many symptoms of a civilization that is passing through the last stages of its finite time on Earth.  


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