Signs of the Times

Dr. Pitirim A. Sorokin as reported in the Valley State Sundial of San Fernando Valley State College Northridge, California

Pitirim A. Sorokin, regarded by many as the foremost sociologist in the world and author of more than 40 books in his field,...told a standing-room-only crowd... in part one of his lecture on "Basic Trends of Our Time" [ that] every great culture strives to know and understand "true reality and true value."...

In the sensate order, everything we know we learn through senses. True reality and true value are based on what people perceive through their senses. The sensate order is slowly dying out and a new order is struggling to be born. The new order is supersensate and superrational. True reality and value are infinite and manifold, Sorokin told the group....

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June 17, 1961

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