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A Miscellaneous Perspective on the Issue of Modernity
A Miscellaneous Perspective on the Issue of Modernity

Author(s): Oana Tătaru
Subject(s): Social development, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: modernity; civilization; chronicle; society;
Summary/Abstract: The assessment of a concept had constantly been a challenging phase in respect of the precise moment of appearance, all the more as the postulation – modernity- was considered controversial and complex along its entire history. An aspect that had to be mentioned was the fact according to which the idea of modernity could not be conceived but within the parameters of a particular awareness of the time, namely the historic, linear and irreversible one. Modernity would be purposeless if a society had not regarded the temporal-sequential concept of history as representative and organized temporal categories in accordance with a mythical and recurrent pattern. Although the notion of modernity was assimilated almost automatically to secularism, the main corresponding constitutive element had been the sense of unrepeatable time, not compatible with a religious Weltanschauung. The premodern societies highly considered the religious doctrines in contrast to actual realities the public opinion of which did not appear as the prerogative of an educated minority, but a constantly enhanced forum of social communication.

  • Page Range: 130-134
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English