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Ambiguity in Our Technical Society

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The spiritual situation at the turn of the millennium can be interpreted through Paul Tillich's appropriation of modernity, by analysis of the determinative structures and decisive trends of our age. The methods and organization of industry determine modern society. Spiritually, this situation results in the proliferation of means without ends, the objectification of natural structures, and the reduction of persons to things. Extrapolating from Tillich's analysis, the spiritual situation at the turn of the millennium can be understood as a quasi-religious struggle between the movements of liberal individualism and multiculturalism, both of which lose the sense of ambiguity. The communitarian movement and related interpretations remain the minority voice offering a mediating position.
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Keywords: Paul Tillich; ambiguities; competition; individualism; industry; liberalism; moral; spiritual situation; technical society

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Madison Area Technical College

Publication date: 2001-06-01

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