From: TMB <tblan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 10:50:29 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Joseph Milne wrote:
> Dear Panu,
> We could attribute technology to hubris. But equally we could attribute it
> to man's fear and sense of powerlessness and an offort to overcome this.
> Thus so many ordinary people put their hopes in technology and science in
> the hope that all suffering may one day be overcome. It is always worth
> looking to see what is being evaded in any ideology or hope. On the other
> hand, fear and hubris may be two sides of one essential deeper thing.
> With kind regards,
I think fear needs to be valued more highly. "Be afraid, be very
afraid"... It's not enough to say that fear and hubris are two sides of
the same coin, but they do indeed work together. If the coin is
deconstructed, so to speak. it is not that one then arrives at a place
before fear, but rathe fear is freed into its authentic and indispensible
function and constitutive role. Clearly, the logics of "fearlessness"
permeate any sitation of concerted military agression, for example.
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