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Unformatted text preview: Frankenstein: 2 problems with instrumental rationality, skepticism about reason in the post modern age. Realism and destruction. Destruction: splitting and achieving reason, as a product of calculating rationality. Reason is an equalizer; there are no meaningful differences anymore. No meaningful differences among objects. Process of Leveling: Middle ages have a clear hierarchy of being. This hierarchy of being collapses in the world. What does it mean to say that there arent any meaningful differences, no meaningful differences, nothing matters, nothing engages our commitment, and nothing matters. Real danger in technology, not that it destroys us, but we will achieve what we want, nothing to commit oneself to, cant say there are no meaningful differences. Frankenstein: story that raises post modern question, question our modern faith in reason and its progress, show that the story of reason is equally the story of degeneration....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CGS 202 taught by Professor Mcknight during the Spring '08 term at BU.
- Spring '08