The Myth of Inevitable Progress

The Myth of Inevitable Progress

by Franco Ferrarotti

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Overview

Franco Ferrarotti examines the ways in which we have come to cope with the problems unforeseen by the early idealists of the industrial age. Beginning with a detailed critique of the Enlightenment concept of the individual and how it compares to present day values, beliefs, and attitudes, he proceeds to demonstrate how current technology influences the lives of individuals in the work place and in the community at large. The influence of science and industrial progress on our development as human beings is critically analyzed. Finally, Ferrarotti gives some suggestions as to how we may find a way out of the dilemmas facing modern society and speculates on the fates of those societies currently in transition. While many writers have dealt with specific aspects of the modern industrial age, Ferrarotti faces squarely the general problem of the social and political impact of technologically based life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313243295
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/19/1985
Series: Global Perspectives in History and Politics Series , #115
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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