Prudence in the twenty-first century

Robert Hariman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Like other large-scale modernist projects-the Soviet Union, Los Angeles, agribusiness-the human sciences now face the possibility of systemic collapse. Likewise, they are threatened not by other large-scale competitors but by smaller yet pervasive changes in the social environment. Big science is no threat, while cell phones and laser eye surgery lead the way to a cyborg society engineered by design technologies in which neither social explanation nor social critique are valuable commodities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrudence
Subtitle of host publicationClassical Virtue, Postmodern Practice
PublisherPenn State University Press
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)0271022558, 9780271025278
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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