(46) Consolidation tends towards homogenization, bureaucratization, a hyperrationality
that drives government away from contact with the sentiments and loyalties of ordinary citizens--not technical experts in banking, telecommunications, and the like--so that some ideal notion of democracy and equal representation at the more general level are in fact incompatible with the real experience of democracy.
Such examples highlight how unrealistic hyperrationality
axioms are deemed to have been cast aside in BE.
He described this as 'hyperrationality
,' or the belief that 'just because you change rules, you're actually going to change a politician's behavior.'
Max's and the scientists' enthusiasm for the comprehensive calculation of all human activity has lead critics to locate the target of Wolf's satire in problems such as hyperrationality
, a misguided socialist project, and the endangerment of the individual and emotions.
holds "an intense skepticism concerning hyperrationality
But the problem with programming the future, as opposed to planning for it, is that programming is an attempt to eliminate human judgment, to bring the future into the present by means of hyperrationality
, as we bring the past into the present by means of hyperreality.
"We can in fact define hyperrationality
as the search for the action that would have been optimal if one ignored the costs of the search itself" (esta idea ha sido trabajada con anterioridad en otros textos suyos como en The cement of society)
As these examples suggest, however, there is a problem with our hyperrationality
. Nietzsche's Zarathustra says that "man is a rope across an abyss": are we a transitional species?
The fact is that, especially in the latter, [excesses] take place not because of the 'dialectic of enlightenment' in which the domination over nature ends in the domination over human beings" (as Agamben or Foucault would say) but because "the modern age is an age of great (often concealed) passions." (46) Modern hyperrationality
can end in ultra-violence just as "primitive barbarism" can, as "our esteem for facts has not neutralised in us all religiousness.
In an age that has reacted very negatively against what it regards as the hyperrationality
of neo-Scholastic discourse, it is not unusual to hear the exhortation that theology must be sapiential, that it must be oriented toward wisdom.
"toys" with the hyperrationality
and desire for resolution of
Directly associated to this idea of humility is ecopoetry's third characteristic: "an intense skepticism concerning hyperrationality
, that usually leads to an indictment of an overtechnologized modern world and a warning concerning the very real potential for ecological catastrophe" (6) "God's Grandeur" investigates this potential by portraying a natural world rejected by a mankind too concerned with its own devices.