Strana lica, strana naličja: Onostranost i stvarnost savremenog čoveka
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The Face and it’s Reverse Side: Transcendence and Reality of Contemporary Humanity Mainstream discourse on general problems of contemporary reality is the spreading of values and worldviews of modern civilization in the name of progress that is supposed to satisfy material needs of people. Human kind oscillates between the hope that further advance of technology will resolve all problems in the world, and the hopelessness resulting from destructive consequences of consumer culture and way of life. In spite of the massive push to enjoy and conform, the quests for spiritual development have not really been quenched. They lean on the awareness about the interrelating of micro and macro cosmoses and on the insight that they are two sides of the same reality that is always material, when viewed in the measurable way, and always spiritual, when we experience it as an expression of life which cannot be scientifically proven.
Keywords:mainstream discourse / consumer culture / technology / spiritual quest
Source:Lice u jeziku, književnosti i kulturi, 2006, 47-56
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