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Umanismul sub Corona
Humanism under Corona

Author(s): Mihaela Aghenitei, Jafar Samdani
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Law, Sociology of Law
Published by: Universul Juridic
Keywords: Humanism; Corona; Rights; Globalization; Cooperation;
Summary/Abstract: Humanists seek to use science creatively, not destructively. Humanists believe that the solutions to mankind's problems lie in human thought and action, not in divine intervention. Humanism supports the application of scientific methods and free thinking on human welfare issues. But at the same time, humanists believe that the application of science and technology must be tempered by human values. Science does not provide the means, but human values must propose the ultimate goal. It affirms the value, dignity and autonomy of the individual and the right of every human being to the highest possible level of freedom, compatible at the same time with the rights of others. Humanists have a duty to care for all of humanity, including future generations. Humanists believe that morality is an intrinsic part of human nature, based on understanding and care for others, which does not need external confirmation. Many people blame globalization when it comes to the epidemic caused by Coronavirus and argue that the only way to prevent other similar epidemics is to deglobalize the world. Building walls, restricting travel, reducing trade. However, although short-term quarantine is essential to stop epidemics, long-term isolation will lead to economic collapse without providing real protection against infectious diseases. The exact opposite will be created. The real antidote to an epidemic is not segregation, but cooperation.

  • Page Range: 121-128
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Romanian