Nature: With conditions of sophistication and power every society paradoxically develops a morbidity or malaise among its members that can best be described as lying in the range of meanings of anxiety, despair and dread. An intimation of the nature of this malaise can be seen in the critical periods of history when there has been a turning away from traditional values. One period is the modern 'Age of Anxiety', originating after the industrial revolution with the arrival of the culturally dominating sciences and technologies including Darwinism, which helped erode authoritarian Christianity. Modern angst, as Kierkegaard wrote, is an overwhelming of the individual by world knowledge.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
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