Time and Efficiency in the Age of Calculative Rationality: A Metabletic Entry Point

  • Brent Dean Robbins


By turning to a phenomenology of time, medical culture is situated within a radical shift in the conception and experience of time in Western culture. As the experience of time underwent a profound change, the Western world, and medicine, became increasingly ordered for the purpose of risk management as a coping mechanism for dealing with uncertainty and human mortality. However, the emphasis on calculative rationality for the purpose of risk containment paradoxically threatens to undermine the conditions that make life meaningful and give it direction.


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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyPoint Park UniversityPittsburghUSA

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