To Have or To Be?
Introduction: The Great Promise, Its Failure, and New Alternatives
- The End of an Illusion
- Why Did the Great Promise Fail?
- The Economic Necessity for Human Change
- Is There an Alternative to Catastrophe?
Part One: Understanding the Difference Between Having and Being
I. A First Glance
- The Importance of the Difference Between Having and Being
Examples in Various Poetic Expressions
- Idiomatic Changes
- Origin of the Terms
- Philosophical Concepts of Being
- Having and Consuming
II. Having and Being in Daily Experience
- Having Knowledge and Knowing
III. Having and Being in the Old and New
Testaments and in the Writings of Master Eckhart
- The Old Testament
- The New Testament
- Master Eckhart
Part Two: Analyzing the Fundamental Differences Between the Two Modes of Existence
IV. What Is the Having Mode?
- The Acquisitive Society—Basis for the Having Mode
- The Nature of Having
- Other Factors Supporting the Having Mode
- The Having Mode and the Anal Character
- Asceticism and Equality
- Existential Having
V. What Is the Being Mode?
- Being Active
- Activity and Passivity
- Being as Reality
- The Will to Give, to Share, to Sacrifice
VI. Further Aspects of Having and Being
- Sin and Forgiveness
- Fear of Dying—Affirmation of hiving
- Here, Now—Past, Future
Part Three: The New Man and the New Society
VII. Religion, Character, and Society
- The Foundations of Social Character
- Social Character and “Religious” Needs
- Is the Western World Christian?
- The Humanist Protest
VIII. Conditions for Human Change and the Features of the New Man
- The New Man
IX. Features of the New Society
- A New Science of Man
- The New Society: Is There a Reasonable Chance?
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