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From Telos to Technos

ByJeffery J. Ventrella

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It is sometimes supposed that the great transformation our global culture is currently experiencing is an “information revolution” springing from rapidly developing technology, but this verdict is both superficial and short-sighted. Technology is indeed rapidly changing — and changing our culture with it — but these changes pale before the worldview changes that parallel them. In this booklet, Jeffery J. Ventrella argues that the retreat from Christian truth in the West has paved the way for prioritizing Technos (What can man do?) and subordinating or eliminating Telos (What is man for?), the latter paradigm rooted in Christian truth shaping Western civilization until modern times. This reversal has manufactured a utilitarian view of humanity. Ironically, under the impulse of radical autonomy and the desire to liberate and exalt humanity, it ends in degrading him to nothing more than a commodity.

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Publication Date
Jul 14, 2017
Language
English
Category
Religion & Spirituality
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Jeffery J. Ventrella

Specifications

Pages
36
Binding
Saddle Stitch
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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