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The Mark of the Sacred

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Description for The Mark of the Sacred Paperback. "Originally published in French under the title La marque du sacre." Translator(s): DeBevoise, M. Series: Cultural Memory in the Present. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: HPD; HPQ; HRAM2; JP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 227 x 160 x 13. Weight in Grams: 328.

Jean-Pierre Dupuy, prophet of what he calls "enlightened doomsaying," has long warned that modern society is on a path to self-destruction. In this book, he pleads for a subversion of this crisis from within, arguing that it is our lopsided view of religion and reason that has set us on this course. In denial of our sacred origins and hubristically convinced of the powers of human reason, we cease to know our own limits: our disenchanted world leaves us defenseless against a headlong rush into the abyss of global warming, nuclear holocaust, and the other catastrophes that loom on our ... Read more

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Stanford University Press
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Cultural Memory in the Present
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Place of Publication
Palo Alto, United States
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About Jean-Pierre Dupuy
Jean-Pierre Dupuy is Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Philosophy, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and Professor of French and, by courtesy, of Political Science, Stanford University. He is a member of the French Academy of Technology, of the Conseil Général des Mines, the French High Magistracy that oversees and regulates industry, energy, and the environment, and Chair of the Ethics Committee ... Read more

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"Dupuy approaches the philosophical question at the very heart of today's social and economic crisis: how is self-transcendence possible? How is it that, although we all know that market is just the result of the interaction of millions of individual acts, it appears to all of them as a foreign autonomous power? Through a close reading of Christian theology, Hegel, ... Read more

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