Observations on Modernity

  title={Observations on Modernity},
  author={Edward A. Tiryakian and Niklas Luhmann and William T. Whobrey},
Preface 1. Modernity in contemporary society 2. European rationality 3. Contingency as modern society's defining attribute 4. Describing the future 5. The ecology of ignorance Notes. 
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