Have we become too rational? This charge has been leveled at western society since the enlightenment. Critics believe that the age of reason and the advances of science can never accomplish ends like art, ethics, and morality. They point to the current paradigm as evidence of its failure. This position ignores the fact that even during the enlightenment, enlightenment values were not universally accepted. As soon as the enlightenment began, so too did its counter-movement, romanticism. The culture that has descended is the result of this constant interchange. This is particularly pronounced in the United States as it’s early settlers were composed of many of those who were most dissatisfied with the enlightenment.

Yell, make binary dichotomies and faces. Ya know…debate.
Him but not him…Garbled. Relativist.

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