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The future of mankind

Author: Karl Jaspers
Publisher: [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, [1961]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the century's great philosophers assesses man's ability to stand up to the grimmest threat the world has ever known--nuclear warfare.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Jaspers
OCLC Number: 404397
Notes: Translation of: Die Atombombe und die Zukunft des Menschen.
Description: 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The new fact --
Initial political thinking about the new fact --
The power of the ethical idea --
Sacrifice --
The military situation --
The end of colonialism --
Freedom and totalitarianism --
Russia, the west, and the question of neutrality --
The United Nations --
Total rule or atom bomb? --
Changing situations --
The scientists and the "new way of thinking" --
Reason --
The rational statesman --
Substitutes for reason --
Reason and irrationlity in our historic-political knowledge of the world --
Reason and democracy --
Fear and confidence.
Other Titles: Atombombe und die Zukunft des Menschen.
Responsibility: Karl Jaspers ; translated by E.B. Ashton.

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One of the century's great philosophers assesses man's ability to stand up to the grimmest threat the world has ever known--nuclear warfare.

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