The spirit of an age

The spirit of an age becomes the default perspective for all. 

The mechanical view/ the modern perspective/ the post-modernist turn

All have their implications.

Previous views are not removed but submerged. The perspectives held by a society’s elite become the prevailing ones, while other perspectives are relegated to more traditional segments of society.

So while the men of letters slowly became disenchanted, the peasantry still believed in witchery

And while humanists became disenchanted, capitalists still funded mechanical production lines.  

And while postmodernism is the inevitable worldview of the academically trained, it is just a veneer on the vibrant body of the people, who, alas, as viewed from the prevailing perspective are no more than underprivileged Phillistines, to be pitied (or considered “challenged” under the politically-correct imperatives of the prevailing perspective) but ultimately scorned.

What are the implications of the postmodern turn in a many-layered society where only the elite, the more finely educated, are imbued with the proper perspective regarding the ultimate truth regarding the absence of any ultimate truth?

Which, by the way, is quite a classic theological way to look at things.

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