“Globalized, modern societies are characterized by their inability to reconcile the seemingly black and white univocity of scientific rationality with the ambiguous equivocity of post-modern pop-culture. This is not, however, despite its modern dimensions, a new development. It can be argued (as my new book, The Analogical Turn: Rethinking Modernity with Nicholas of Cusa, does) that this impasse between science and culture originated in the Early Renaissance. But this is only half of the story that needs to be told, since Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464) also developed an alternative vision of the Age to Come. In contrast to his mainstream contemporaries, his appreciation of individual subjectivity and scientific rationality was deeply rooted in the analogical rationality of the Middle Ages, making him especially relevant for our time. […]”
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