Excellence and Timeliness
  
  
Choose Language

Globalisation processes and human nature: ethical considerations from the New Enlightenment perspective

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Global Justice

Vol. 2(1), pp. 09-14, 2019

Copyright ©2018, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s)

DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15580/IMJGJ.2019.1.062819131

https://imjgj.gjournals.org/

 

 

VIEWABLE FORMATS
  Issue   PDF   HTML

  

 

Globalisation processes and human nature: ethical considerations from the New Enlightenment perspective

 

Mruszczyk, Magdalena

 

University of Silesia in Katowice

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 062819131

Type: Review

DOI: 10.15580/IMJGJ.2019.1.062819131 

 

At the turn of the 20th and 21st century, lived and created the Polish thinker Anna Teresa Tymieniecka (1923-2014), who in all her publications published over the course of forty years of her scientific work strongly emphasized the importance of two issues: the human condition in world of life and the moral sense of human existence. She believed that these two issues were the starting point of work on universal, human ethics, indispensable to man from the point of view of the modern human culture devoid of the moral signpost. According to Tymieniecka, who was the author of the concept of phenomenology of life and the human creative condition, building such a human ethics was possible due to the fact that all people have the same nature/condition and the human life as such has in each individual case the same senses (meanings). This means that, firstly, the common nature connects all people regardless of the type of religion they profess, what nationality they are and what social, political and economic factors they are subjected to during their lifetime. But, at the same time, this does not mean that human nature/condition is some unchangeably metaphysical structure that can be known as it is. On the contrary, the human condition is flexible and it is constantly being created. Therefore, humanity is incessantly growing. And only one aspect, apart from universality, is permanent in human condition – creativity. All mankind and every human being is creative. That is why, secondly, there is not only one sense of human life. Human existence has different kinds of meanings. The most primordial, is the vital meaning of life and its source is the logos of life. Another meanings of life, like: intellectual, socio-moral and sacred meaning, are creations of human cultural invention. But all these meanings of life interpenetrate, so, the moral meaning is intertwined not only with the sacral, but also with the scientific and even vital sphere of human life. Tymieniecka believed that we should be aware of this fact entering today in a new era of human culture – in the New Enlightenment.

 

Submitted: 28/06/2019

Accepted:  07/08/2019

Published: 10/11/2019

 

*Corresponding Author

 Magdalena Mruszczyk

E-mail: magdalena.mruszczyk@

ORCID: 0000-0002-4025-0536

 

Keywords: human nature; moral sense of life; phenomenology of life

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Baczko B. (1964). Rousseau: samotność i wspólnota. Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe. Warszawa.

Baranowska M. (2013). Marzenie o szczęściu, czyli idea prawa natury w filozofii Jana Jakuba Rousseau. Czasopismo Prawno-Historyczne, 65(2): 55-72.

Ciążela H. (2006). Etyka globalnej odpowiedzialności za przyszłość a odpowiedzialność biznesu. Annales. Ethics in Economic Life, 9(1): 301-310.

Laird S., Borowik R., Borowik B.(2006). Etyczne reperkusje globalnych przemian w społeczeństwie informacyjnym. Annales. Ethics in Economic Life, 9(1): 264.

Raynova Y.B. (2015). In Memoriam Ana Teresa Tymieniecka (1923-2014). Labyrinth 17(2): 74-83.

Rousseau J.J. (2002). Umowa społeczna. Wydawnictwo Antyk. Kęty, 11-13.

Sikora A. (2005). Spotkania z filozofią. Od Heraklita do Husserla. OPEN. Warszawa, 265-276.

Tymieniecka A.T. (1986). First Principles of the Metaphysics of Life Charting the Human Condition. In: The Phenomenology of Man and of the Human Condition. II: The Meeting Point Between Occidental and Oriental Philosophies. The Reidel Publishing Company. Dordrecht. P. 3.

Tymieniecka A.T. (1988). Logos of Life. Book 1: Creative Experience and the Critique of Reason. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht. P. XXVIII.

Tymieniecka A.T. (2009). The Fullness of the Logos in the Key of Life. Book 1: The Case of God in the New Enlightenment. Springer. Dordrecht, XXI, XXII.

Tymieniecka A.T. (2011). Heralding a New Enlightenment. Agathos: An International Review of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2(1): 7–13.

Tymieniecka A.T. (2012). The Fulness of the Logos in the Key of Life. Christo – Logos. Book II: Metaphysical Rhapsodies of Faith (Itinerarium Mentis in Deo). Springer. Dordrecht. P. 11.

Walentowicz H. (2012). Jan Jakub Rousseau – prekursor konceptu dialektyki oświecenia. Przegląd Filozoficzny – Nowa Seria, 4(84): 317.

 

Cite this Article: Mruszczyk, M (2019). Globalisation processes and human nature: ethical considerations from the New Enlightenment perspective. International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Global Justice, 2(1): 09-14, https://doi.org/10.15580/IMJGJ.2019.1.062819131

 

 


  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Call for Papers/Books/Thesis

Call for Scholarly Articles


Authors from around the world are invited to send scholary articles that suits the scope of this journal. The journal is currently open to submissions and will process and publish articles monthly in two yearly issues.


The journal is centered on quality and goes about its processes in a very timely fashion. Seasoned editors/reviewers will be consulted to review each article(s), profer quality evaluations and polish the articles with expertise before publication.


Simply send your article(s) as an e-mail attachment to submit@imjgj.acadpub.online.


Call for Books


You are also invited to submit your books for online or print publication. We publish books related to all academic subject areas.    Submit as an e-mail attachment to books@journals.acadpub.online.

            



Other Journals


Newsletters


Sponsored