By Elemer Hankiss
Giving a breathtaking view of Western civilisation, this research is predicated at the relevant position that the writer believes worry and anxiousness have performed because the establishing causes of human lifestyles and social existence. Hankiss argues that existential protection has been a significant component within the iteration of civilisations, even perhaps extra vital than the mainstream theories of tradition provided through Kant, Freud and Foucault. in an effort to mitigate worry, people and groups have surrounded themselves in methods. the 1st being via condominium and town partitions, with tools and guns, legislation and associations. Secondly, with the protecting sphere of symbols: myths and religions, values and trust platforms, rules and clinical theories, ethical and useful principles of behaviour, and quite a lot of daily rituals and trivia. Hankiss will pay specific awareness to the position of symbols and symbolic platforms in modern societies.