Der 16. Weltkongress für Philosophie

Volume 3, 1983

Sektions-Vorträge II - Résumés des sections II - Section Papers II

Andrew N. Woznicki
Pages 623-628

Contemporary Humanism and Technological Crisis

In the consciousness of the contemporary man there is an ambiguous attitude towards technology, which leads either to ecstatic fascination with his unlimited possibilities, or to a deep traumatic uncertainty as to the future existence of man. The hope of mastering the world by technological means turned to despair, as man became aware of his inability to control the technological progress. Man can overcome his tragic Situation only through the spiritual rebirth of all mankind. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate and analyze the tragic vision of today's man as portrayed by Contemporary writers and thinkers.