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Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture #6: The (Coming) Age of Thresholding

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As a philosopher, Stephen Erickson considers himself a messenger of sorts and the message he is delivering is an important and groundbreaking one. He convincingly argues that we are entering into a new historical moment, a period which will only be properly defined and named by those who come after us, as were the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Erickson predicts a failure and eventual breakdown of traditional values and institutions resulting in a dramatic change in our understanding of human life. This he illustrates with clear examples from contemporary political, economic and religious circumstances. To lessen the impact of this dramatic changeover, which will be initially experienced as upheaval and global anxiety, Erickson argues that we must do all we can to come into this new era, which he has called The Age of Thresholding, with a better understanding of our past and present. Only then can the message our future holds be properly received and understood. Many have asked why and when our century's values came into being, and why they have been sustained in the manner in which they have. These are legitimate historical questions, and I hope to supply some answers. But other questions should be directed toward our future. Over what threshold might we be crossing and what will have been ventured? What will have been gained, and what will be left behind? from The (Coming) Age of Thresholding

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Arguing that we are on the threshold of a threshold, Erickson (humanities and philosophy, Pomona College, Claremont, California) predicts that we are entering into a new historical moment that will only be properly defined and named by those who come after us, as were the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. He sees a failure and eventual breakdown of traditional values and institutions, resulting in a dramatic change in the understanding of human life. He bolsters his vision with examples from contemporary political, economic, and religious circumstances. The impact will be lessened, he suggests, if people go into it with a better understanding of the past and present.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Introduction; Retroduction. 2. Power, Law, and the Accumulated Present. 3. Democracy, Disillusion, and Thresholding. 4. No Longer, Not Yet. 5. Philosophy and Meditation. 6. The Space of Love and Garbage. 7. Symptoms of the Future: Living in the Threshold. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792359388
Author:
Erickson, Stephen A.
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Erickson, S. a.
Location:
Dordrecht
Subject:
Philosophy, modern
Subject:
Twenty-first century
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy, Modern -- Forecasting.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Philosophy of Religion
Subject:
Modern philosophy
Subject:
History of Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Humanities
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Subject:
Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Philosophical studies in contemporary culture ;
Series Volume:
v. 6
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
311
Dimensions:
240 x 160 mm 1370 gr

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