[This is the Table of Contents for Murphey’s book Understanding the Modern Predicament.]

 

 

CONTENTS

 

 

PART I: MAN’S IMMATURITY

 

            *Chapter 1:   The Predicament……………………………………………………………………..3

            *Chapter 2:   Man’s Basic Immaturity…………………………………………………………….13

            *Chapter 3:   The Missing Paradigm: Greece……………………………………………………..25

            *Chapter 4:   The Missing Paradigm: Rome………………………………………………………49

            *Chapter 5:   The Missing Paradigm: The Middle Ages…………………………………...……...87  

            *Chapter 6:   The Impact of Immaturity………………………………………………………….109

 

PART II:  THE MODERN CRISIS

 

            *Chapter 7:   We Reach the Modern Crisis……………………………………………………….129

            *Chapter 8:   The Rise of the Multitudes………………………………………………………….131

            *Chapter 9:   Existential Problems in a Commercial Culture………………………… ………….167

            *Chapter 10: The Alienation of the Intellectual…………….…………………………...………...189

            *Chapter 11:  Causes of the Alienation……………………………………………………………243

            *Chapter 12:  Consequences of the Alienation…………………………………………………….277

 

PART III: REFLECTIONS OF THE CRISIS

 

            *Chapter 13:  The French Revolution……………………………………………………………..305

            *Chapter 14:  The Russian Nihilist………………………………………………………………..319

            *Chapter 15:  Cobden, Bright, Palmerston and World War I…………………………….....……..333

            *Chapter 16:  German Youth, Volkish Ideology and the Nazi Phenomenon……………………….351

            *Chapter 17:  Latin America and the Cold War…………………………………….……………..371

 

*EPILOGUE:  Looking to Other Dimensions…………………………………………………………….381