From Homeric times to barbarism

03 Jan

From the times of the epic romances of the Iliad and the Odyssey, to this ATroiaGregoday violence has been part of history, especially in Western civilization, which reads in the first verse of Iliad:
For many historians this is the founding work of Western civilization, where Alexander regards the cynical philosopher Diogenes who spent his life in a barrel, to whom he would have been told that if he were not an emperor, he would like to be like a filthy wanderer from Athens.
Petr Sloterijk will reconstruct (in our view) this cynicism and anger that are in an event to trace a fundamental part of his thinking in two founding works of his thought, the Critique of Cynic Reason (1983) and Ira and Tempo (2006) in Brazil by the Estação Liberdade, besides the first volume of the three of the Spheres.
In addition to cynicism and age do we want to launch the probability of the emergence of a new thought, in times of anger and cynicism, a sincere and universal solidarity that embraces the whole world, would be possible? perhaps, but not without human forces to propel it.
What humanism can be born or reborn today, since in our view the Renaissance was nothing more than a return to humanism with the help of classical antiquity, but neoliberalism and the Enlightenment took a different path.
To clarify the philosopher Byung-Chul Han in The Society of Cansaço (edited in Brazil by Voices 2017): “The society of fatigue and performance today has traces of a coactive society, each carries with it a field, a field of work . The specific characteristic of this field of work is that each one is both a prisoner and guardian, victim and tormentor, master and slave. We explore ourselves. “(Han, 2017, 115)
Politics has become cynical because what we want is what Saramago called “the colonization of the other,” I hope the other has the same opinion as his own, we enter into a field of psychopolitics, where coercion becomes all arms, and the same as for the method.
Dialogue is done with hypocrisy and proselytism, all we want is that “our truth” prevails, there is no hermeneutic, but only one method: coercion.
A global solidarity humanism does not have the strength to develop in this field, but only there can be our way out, ecology, ecology, politics and development will only develop on a world scale, where forces of economic coercion are controlled.


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