This text focuses on why the global spread of formal rationality contributes to a critical spirit which undermines human values and beliefs, be they ancient, medieval, modern and now postmodern. This is so in special relation to the model of the seven major dimensions of human existence: the True (knowledge), the Holy (religion), the Good (morals), the Just (justice), the Everyday (consumeristic culture), the Technological (technophilic culture), and the Beautiful (arts and literature). This not only has happened in the Eastern world but is spreading to the civilizations of the non-West as well. When carried to its logical conclusion, this undermining will yield what the author refers to as the post-human consciousness after postmodernity, in that humans are nothing in the end, to be someday superseded by post-humans.
Introduction, a beginning thought - new God, old solace, and modernity; modernity and its trinity; the consumeristic and technophilic lifeform, and its price; no objectivity, not God, and the critical spirit of science; the ideal of aesthetic autonomy, and its dillusion; moral universalism and localism for a just society, and their incredibility; four global modern legacies to postmodernity; conclusion - a final thought - no God, nor solace, and after.