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Kapitel7Uebersetzung2 - On mans treatment of nature (lines...

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On man’s treatment of nature (lines 67-132) Spiegel: What do you mean by primitivization? Jonas: That it will come to large-scale suffering, a mass of deaths, and mass murder, that through this it will come to a loss of all the treasures of humanity, which the mind has, aside from the exploitation of nature, also brought forth. Spiegel: Modern democracies promise individuals the possibility of individual fulfillment of happiness: “pursuit of happiness” it is called in the American constitution. Are you of the opinion that such preambles must be replaced by others, which place the general welfare and the preservation of nature as the uppermost goals? Jonas: You raise a question that one can formulate quite principally thus: Was modernity perhaps a mistake which must be corrected? Is the path right that we have reached with this combination of scientific technical progress and an increase of individual freedom? Was the modern age in certain respects a false path which must not be allowed to be
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course GERM 3001 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Arkansas.

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