Philosophy and science determine the main tendencies of the twentieth century. As ideology and technology (in other words, in their popular forms), they have been seen as the causes of what is considered to be the devastating dehumanization of man. But ideology and technology are not the only expressions of modern science. Indeed, a particular form of science has arisen which shows signs of developing into a new Renaissance.
Today, on the Continent, the rationales of many disciplines have undergone profound change, and during two decades the new spirit that has been growing since the turn of the century has flowered into what can be considered a new cultural era. The ideas underlying the new attitudes have already often been described and interpreted, but it is one thing to report what has been going on and another to see . . .
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