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Critique of Western Philosophy and Social Theory


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The "existential" drama at the heart of the modern world is the result of a truly cataclysmic transformation in our institutions and modes of belief. It rivals in scope and significance, if it does not surpass, the transformation occasioned by the "Scientific Revolution" of the sixteenth and seventeenth century.Few can still doubt - even if they do not yet appreciate - the comprehensive and global scope of this "Second Scientific Revolution." Our fundamental modes of thought and action, institutional structure, personal identity, economic development, and relation to nature, all require radical revision if human life on this planet (and beyond) is to survive and prosper. We are thus confronted with a world whose structures of meaning and corresponding institutional foundations are being undermined, thus presaging a revolutionary transformation. That transformation, however unclear at present, cannot fail to be radical and comprehensive. This work critically evaluates its nature, outlines the structures of an alternative world view and then develops the contours of the social and institutional order it suggests. It concludes with a discussion of practical strategies by which we may reasonably hope to meet the challenges confronting our civilization.

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David Sprintzen is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Long Island University, having served as Chairperson of the Philosophy Department at C. W. Post College, and as Vice-Chairperson of the Colleges Faculty Council and Vice- President of the University Senate. He founded the Institute for Sustainable Development at Long Island University and served as its Co-Director for seven years. In addition to numerous popular and scholarly articles, he has authored three previous books: Camus: A Critical Examination, Sartre and Camus: An Historic Confrontation, and The Drama of Thought: an enquiry into the place of philosophy in human experience. He is also a founder and Co-Chair of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, on whose Board of Directors he continues to serve as an officer. He represents the LIPC on the Board of its statewide affiliate, Citizen Action of New York, part of the network of US Action national affiliates, of which he was also a founding member. He served on New York Governor Mario Cuomos Shoreham Commission and, among numerous honors and awards, has been honored as a founder of the movement for sustainability on Long Island.

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Sprintzen, David
Palgrave MacMillan
History & Theory
Political Ideologies - General
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