The challenge of the New Humanism

ISBN: 978-606-591-991-7

DOI: 10.5682/9786065919917

Publisher year: 2014

Edition: I

Pages: 244

Publisher: Editura Universitară

Author: Sorin Ivan

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The volume The Challenge of the New Humanism contains a series of studies on topics related to the multiple challenges at social, political, cultural, moral, spiritual, historical levels confronting the society and the individual, and also to the human becoming in terms of a historically circumscribed dialectic process.

The book is structured in two parts: The European Challenge and The Dialectics of the Social and Moral Becoming, in the framework of a thematic diversity, set, nonetheless, under the auspices of the leading idea of the new humanism. In this respect, there are many links and bridges among the studies, given the common referent, of a great complexity: society and individual, in a process of unprecedented change, facing many challenges, in a time of radical transformations, at all levels of existence and knowledge. That is why the texts and ideas contained take part in setting up a critical image of the contemporary reality, having at its core the society, the individual and their becoming. It is a reality seen from different angles and perspectives, on the background of a thematic and cultural unity within the diversity of the topics. 

The studies in the two sections are developed in a cultural approach to reality, to the phenomenology of change and dialectical process of social and individual becoming, an approach that opens perspectives of interpretation and understanding of these realities and phenomena and, at the same time, leaves open ways of investigating their multiple meanings and implications. In these terms, the studies are a cultural critique of a rapidly and dramatically changing reality.

The book aims to be a challenge to reflection on major issues, addressed to an intellectual public, accustomed to reflecting on topics regarding the essential evolutions involving societies and individuals, in a world undergoing a process of change from the grounds, a process proposing new models and paradigms of existence to ourselves.

 

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Preface. A Challenge to Critical Reflection /5

 PART ONE

THE EUROPEAN CHALLENGE/7

1.  From Crisis to Crisis,  from Transition to Transition/ 9

2.  Discontent and Disunion –  the Romanian Pattern  of Existence /17

3.  The Romanian Crisis and  the Reformation of the  Political Class/ 25

4.  A Project for Romania/29

5.  Romania’s Decline and the Education Solution/ 39

6.  Romanian History, Conscience, Identity and Dignity / 45

7.  The Return to Europe/53

8.  The National Awareness Crisis /59

9.  First‐rank Europeans /67

10. Bill Gates and  Romanian Intelligence/ 73

11.  Education and Dignity/ 79

PART TWO

THE DIALECTICS OF THE SOCIAL AND MORAL BECOMING /83

1.  The Country of the Lost Elites/ 87

2.  Alarm Signal for  the Romanian World/ 95

3.  The Romanian Culture of Sacrifice/ 103

4.  The Exodus/ 111

5.  The Culture of Violence –  A Danger to the  Romanian Society /119

6.  Hunger and Circus / 127

7.  Political Pandemic/ 135

8. After 20 Years/ 141

9. Romanian Society and  Spiritual Desertification/ 147

10.  The Rich and the Poor /153

11.  The Ferocity Pattern and Therapy through Education/ 159

12.  The Country that Drives Its Values Away / 165

13.  Sex, Drugs and Violence / 173

14.  Poison‐Filled Syringe/179

15.  Just like Heaven/ 183

16.  The Rehabilitation of Ethics/ 191

17.  Decayed Language/ 197

18.  Poverty as a State of Mind/ 203

19.  Shakespeare and Parsley / 207

20.  The Crisis of the Young Generation / 215

21.  What is an Intellectual? /223

22.  Inner Censorship /229

23.  Dynamic Life with Nudes  and Cleavers/ 235

BIBLIOGRAPHY/ 239

 

 

 

Sorin Ivan

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