This book deals with representation in science, politics and art both in its historical dimensions and in its contemporary expression. It aims to reveal the current trends of culture and guide these towards the goal of a future culture for the coming global technological civilization.
Part One: Historical Anthropology of Culture in Pre-Modernity 1. Culture Versus Language: The Semiotic Fundamentals 2. Civilization and the Axial Cultures: Greece, Israel, India and China 3. Classicism: The Mimetic Tradition in the West Part Two: The Opening and Closing Phases of European Modernity 4. Reformation and Modernity: The Representationalist Culture 5. Revolution and Conclusion: The Crisis of Modernism Part Three: Culture in a Technological World Civilization 6. Descartes' Dream or the Future of Science 7. The Image or the Future or Politics 8. The Snakeskin or the Future or Art 9. Inconclusive Conclusion