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Thus, the great paradox. Grant, the very thinker who has flailed the participants of the technological dynamo for living so blindly within the horizon of the will to self-preservation, shortcircuits his own analysis by seeking to provide an absolute and fixed standard of justice as a consolation against the cries of George Grant 51 the “tortured self’ for meaning. Grant is a thinker ofgenuineprobity, but his panic remembrance marks at once the limit of his critique of technological society and the threshold that thought on technology, which wishes to surpass Grant but preserve his wealth of precious insights, shall have to overcome.
To I have brushed against the writings ofNietzsche because he has thought the conception of time as history more comprehensively than any other thinker. He lays bare the fate of technical man, not as an object held in front of us, but as that in which our very selves are involved in the proofs of the science which lays it bare. In thinking the modern project, he did not turn away from it. ” In perhaps his most haunting, and decisive, statement on the new dark spirit in western civilization, Grant notes that a culture of nihilism is the most likely outcome of the great divide in modern mind between justice and technology, and between meaning and technique.
8 But Grant is, yet, even more precise on the conditions of our incarceration in the prison-house of technology. For if it is Grant’s historical thesis that North Americans share in a privileged way in the unfolding of technological experience, then it is also his existential insight that the limits of human deprival are now approached in the “fanaticism” of the “spearhead of modernity”, the United States. In a seminal essay, “In Defence of North America”, Grant could say that “ to exist as a North American is an amazing and enthralling f,&d9 And this is so because the United States is the first fully modern society: the society in which Hegel’s terrible vision of the “universal and homogenous state” was suddenly transposed from theoretical possibility into historical actuality.
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