By David Ray Griffin
This publication describes the circulation from sleek, mechanistic technology to a post-modern, organismic technology. David Ray Griffin offers voice to a revisionary postmodernism, in keeping with the paintings of Whitehead and Hartshorne that contrasts with the relativistic, nihilistic postmodernism of Heidegger, Derrida, and Wittgenstein. The e-book brings jointly a few of today’s so much artistic wondering technology. Griffin’s introductory essay summarizes the way the mechanistic view ended in the disenchantment of technology and some of the purposes for the reversal of this technique in our time. The essays on physics, cosmology, biology, ecology, psychosomatic drugs and parapsychology deliver out many of the dimensions of the reenchantment of technological know-how: the substitute of recent dualism and reductionism with an ecological, organismic paradigm; the concern of inner family members to exterior; the casal strength of expertise; the presence of expertise, goal, and intrinsic price all through nature; effect at a distance; the legislation of nature as conduct; the presence of a divine complete in all of the components; and the heritage of the universe as a self-creative, significant tale. This booklet provides a robust voice to this rising movement’s proposals for a postmodern technological know-how, spirituality, and global order.
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It could also be called ultramodernism, in that its eliminations result from carrying modern premises to their logical conclusions. The postmodernism of this series can, by contrast, be called constructive or revisionary. It seeks to overcome the modern worldview not by eliminating the possibility of worldviews as such, but by constructing a post-modern worldview through a revision of modern premises and traditional concepts. This constructive or revisionary postmodernism involves a new unity of scientific, ethical, aesthetic, and religious intuitions.
The postmodernism of this series can, by contrast, be called constructive or revisionary. It seeks to overcome the modern worldview not by eliminating the possibility of worldviews as such, but by constructing a post-modern worldview through a revision of modern premises and traditional concepts. This constructive or revisionary postmodernism involves a new unity of scientific, ethical, aesthetic, and religious intuitions. It rejects not science as such but only that scientism in which the data of the modern natural sciences are alone allowed to contribute to the construction of our worldview.
And, although most attempts to develop an alternative form of community have proved short-lived in the context of a larger social order in which modern ideology and values are incessantly promulgated, a postmodern society can to some extent be envisaged. In other words, because theory can outstrip practice, and individual and communal spirituality can transcend that of the larger social order, the mutual interdependence of science, spirituality, and social order is not absolute. New developments can occur at different rates in the three dimensions.