9 quotes from The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty- first Century: ‘The heroes of all myths face doubts. They feel that they ha. Carlo Strenger . celebrities—and thus the persistent fear of insignificance arises . Homo globalis try to assuage their persistent fears of insignificance: the. In The Fear of Insignificance Carlo Strenger diagnoses the wide-spread fear of the global educated class of leading insignificant lives. Making.
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Harold rated it liked it Apr 15, It’s the first study of its kind to address the issue on a large scale. The number of interesting ideas did not justify the amount of text and the writing style sometimes resembles a public speech delivered at an academic gathering.
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The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-first Century by Carlo Strenger
Too generalist, mixes a lot of theories, talks about politics, terrorism, religion and other things mixing up all in a book that in the end it doesn’t make much sense to stdenger neither helps in any kind of way.
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The first part is basically a long and unpleasant rant against religion, pop spirituality in particular, and how people should study more philosophy and humanitarian sciences.
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Paulo Coutinho rated it liked it Dec 14, Noticing a surge of this fear in his patients, he began an interdisciplinary research project on the phenomenon. The author voices some very emotional complaints, but does not give any signific This book didn’t quite live up to my expectations. In such a system, the value of the individual is determined by quantitative rankings of “global celebrity,” measures of fame or fortune within our rapidly expanding “global infotainment” network.
It says much, asks good questions and points in several fruitful directions.
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The criteria for such fruition were no longer universal nor determined by catalogues of virtues predefined by an external aut A brilliant start section I-II posing questions pointing direct into the root of irrational anxiety of contemporary homo globalis. The Fear of Insignificance: On what do I have to focus to leave a creation that has some lasting value? Aug 14, Samuel Elmaleh rated it really liked it. Philosopher-psychoanalyst Carlo Stenger has written a brilliant and timely interdisciplinary book, The Fear of Insignificance: Instead of solving an existential unease, such resources just create ever growing disappointment.
In this respect I feel that it is well worth the read.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. What am I really good at? Conformity According to Strenger, we live in the era of Homo Globalis, a very unhappy creature who is bombarded by useless and unwanted information.
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The Fear of Insignificance Quotes Showing of 9. He sets down, with greater clarity than I have seen elsewhere, exactly how I see the intellectual and cultural cul-de-sac of recent Western thought and praxis and appeals for a return to that fateful crossing on the pilgrimage of thought where leaders took the broad road of ‘just do it’, pop spiritualit I really enjoyed this book by my good friend and colleague, Carlo Strenger, and found myself physically nodding in agreement at his trenchant critique of our current global intellectual quandary.
Roey Rafael rated it it was amazing Dec 03, I really enjoyed this book by my good friend and colleague, Carlo Strenger, and found myself physically nodding in agreement at his trenchant critique of our current global intellectual quandary. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
He writes for several newspapers and lectures clinical psychology at Telaviv university. To ask other readers questions about The Fear of Insignificanceplease sign up. Jaspers searched for lucidity, not fame. How can an ordinary Homo Globalis compare with Lady Gaga and her million followers? According to Strenger, we live in the era of Homo Globalis, a very unhappy creature who is bombarded by useless and unwanted information.
Internationally recognized for the etrenger and groundbreaking nature of its research and scholarship, Tel Aviv University consistently produces work with profound implications for the strenged.
Our existential equation is who we are. Strenger thereby seeks to awaken us to the possibility of a new form of human solidarity rooted in an owning up to our common human condition and in a common commitment to the enrichment of human life on planet earth. But, once again, there was too much idle “public speech” discussion which is clearly meant as inspirational, but probably could have reached that goal using half the number of pages.
Strenger points out correctly that criticism only brings a defensive attitude and deepens the attachment to one worldviews, which works in both directions, so we should just agree to disagree insignifidance go our merry, separate ways – that is, until somebody wants you to swallow their point of view with violence Strenger interprets the quest for various forms of celebrity as a worldwide escapist flight from human finitude and the tragic dimension of human existence into mindless, inauthentic delusions of omnipotence.
I find it quite boring, it was suggested me to read as a good book, i had some good hopping but couldn’t find anything worth about it. Palgrave MacmillanJan 15, – Political Science – pages.