The Story of B - Section 13: The Collapse of Values Summary & Analysis

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Section 13: The Collapse of Values Summary

B lectures on the Collapse of Values at Schauspielhaus Wahnfried in Radenau on May 19. A chorus of distress assembles for over 10,000 years before the modern era. Every culture has a defining place in the scheme of things, but this place can be shattered like the modern culture's place has been. According to everyone in the 1950s, the things that got Man to this place were good things because the earth was designed for Man to exploit; however, this is the modern culture's vision, not Mankind's. At one time, the manifesto that "the world was made for Man, and Man was made to conquer and rule it" (p. 280) was universally accepted, but it is now doubted everywhere. The new era of the collapse of values began in 1962 with Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring", which shattered a complex...

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