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Seeing, aiming and vision of World

01 Mar

Seeing, aiming and vision of Citizenship of the world can be limited to the sense of vision only, this means to see, to have vision in the visionary sense means to understand the meanings of what is seen, but also to have a broad view of life, of one’s own culture and that of others, and be capable of going beyond preconceptions, seen also in a positive way, that is, the concepts that we have in a certain field.

“The important thing is not what we look at, but what we see,” recalls American poet, naturalist and philosopher H.D. Thoureau (1817-1867), precursor in the defense of nature.

 In philosophy, the bond to the senses has created a limited world view, where preconceptions can be crystallized to what we feel and accept, and render us incapable of going beyond what we see, surpassing the senses and having a culturally more rich It is the worldview that produces fake news, the need for the Other to have our vision, often limited by the horizons, of how we read the world, often without seeing.

Thus it is written in the Bible Lk. 6:41: “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, and you do not perceive the beam that is in your own eye?”, Knowing how to hear and speak is also a complement to the vision, but there is a vision beyond the senses.

The pragmatism of these visions has penetrated and consolidated in modern Western thought, deepened as culture and now we live what I call the monarchy of the senses, a similar view on the level of empathy and social relations, to what Martha Nussbaum calls the Monarchy of the Fear, which I have not read yet, but I make the speculation that before the fear we went through a cultural process of acquisition of values ​​and among them the fear of the different.

It is urgent to broaden the world view, to create the citizen of the world, the return of nationalism may represent for some a vision of peace, but it is a dangerous cultural, ethical and religious closure capable of producing new wars and conflicts even more cruel than the two wars It is possible a common civilization, a global citizenship or how I prefer a united world.

Martha Nussbaum who is little known outside the Anglo-Saxon world gives his answer:

 

 

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