On the Sickness of Modern Reason Or, What If...?


  • Murray Code University of Guelph


Reason, Decadence, Crisis of Civilization


To ask this famous question in 2017 under the threat of an imminent global catastrophe is to invite a host of very tricky interlocking questions, not the least of which is whether a rescue could be effected in the short time that we seem to have available. This is apart from the worry whether a sufficiently determined collective will would be able to effect the changes in thinking that are needed. Then again, the impending environmental crisis, which is generally referred to as anthropogenic `climate change,' may be but one of many symptoms of a civilization that is passing through the last stages of its finite time on Earth.  




How to Cite

Code, M. (2017). On the Sickness of Modern Reason Or, What If.?. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 13(3), 77–106. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/646