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Die Tragik des technischen Zeitalters

Naturevolume 140pages4546 (1937) | Download Citation



THE book under notice deals with a problem which has become very familiar to the German philosophers, sociologists and others since the days, of Nietzsche. To put it very briefly, it comes down to this: the victory of rationalism, materialism, liberalism, individualism, and the achievements of the 'technical age' which originated from the victory in question, have become a fatal gift for the human race. It is true that the introduction of machinery into productive processes enabled the population to grow more rapidly and to be supplied with material goods more abundantly than ever before ; but, at the same time, there opened a wide gulf between the 'objective' and the 'subjective' culture. Mankind has become richer in material wealth ; man has become poorer.

Die Tragik des technischen Zeitalters

Mensch und Maschine im 19 Jahrhundert. Von Otto Veit. Pp. 226. (Berlin: S. Fischer, 1935.) n.p.

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