Letters From Lake Como

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This book collects a fascinating series of letters written by theologian-philosopher Romano Guardini in the mid-1920s in which he works out for the first time his sense of the challenges of humanity in a culture increasingly dominated by the machine. With prophetic clarity and unsettling farsightedness, Guardini's letters poignantly capture the personal implications and social challenges of living in the technological age - concerns that have now come to fruition seventy years ...
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Overview

This book collects a fascinating series of letters written by theologian-philosopher Romano Guardini in the mid-1920s in which he works out for the first time his sense of the challenges of humanity in a culture increasingly dominated by the machine. With prophetic clarity and unsettling farsightedness, Guardini's letters poignantly capture the personal implications and social challenges of living in the technological age - concerns that have now come to fruition seventy years after they were first raised.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Introduction
The Question 3
Artificiality of Existence 9
Abstraction 19
Consciousness 25
Survey 33
Mastery 43
The Masses 51
Dissolution of the Organic 65
The Task 77
The Machine and Humanity 97
Bibliographical Note 115
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