Modern vs. Traditional Society
Lecture no. 16 from the course: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas
Taught by Professor Lawrence Cahoone | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
The modern world brought higher standards of living, unprecedented scientific knowledge, and widespread literacy, yet it also undermined tradition and, for many, led to a loss of community. Learn how figures from the newly emerging social sciences, including Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, and Friedrich Nietzsche, changed the intellectual environment in attempting to describe this shift.