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The Resource The age of nothing : how we have sought to live since the death of God, Peter Watson

The age of nothing : how we have sought to live since the death of God, Peter Watson

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The age of nothing : how we have sought to live since the death of God
Title
The age of nothing
Title remainder
how we have sought to live since the death of God
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Peter Watson
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Language
eng
Summary
The closing months of 2008 saw the world's nations united in financial uncertainty. Amid endless reports of collapsing stock markets, failed banks, fiscal fraud and snowballing unemployment, this book offers a compelling insight into the demise of capitalism and the beginning of a new era. Peter Watson's scintillating thesis argues that the unprecedented credit crunch of 2008 was the result of a fundamental change in the fabric of society - one that became truly visible only as it reached its culmination. In a commanding narrative, Watson provides a historical perspective on the shift in our attitudes towards capitalism, while exploring the philosophical roots that underpin it. Of central importance in Watson's theory is Nietzsche's warning regarding mankind's responsibility for 'the death of God' - and the consequences thereof. Nietzsche's views on the frailty of human values in a world bereft of religious faith were echoed by writers including Tolstoy, Marx and Kandinsky - and his chilling message went on to resonate with thinkers throughout the 20th century. When Max Weber called the modern world 'disenchanted', and argued that society must choose to create a new value system based on knowledge or else surrender and embrace a religious faith, he was the latest in a long line of intellectuals attempting to address the problem Nietzsche had laid bare. With the arrival of the age of nothing, the line continues
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1943-
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Watson, Peter
Dewey number
330.122
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Social aspects
  • History, 21st Century
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Death of God
  • Philosophy
  • Capitalism
  • Secularism
Target audience
adult
Label
The age of nothing : how we have sought to live since the death of God, Peter Watson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
16920053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 612 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297859840
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
The age of nothing : how we have sought to live since the death of God, Peter Watson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
16920053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 612 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297859840
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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