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      Weak Barbarism

      Cultura

      Peter Lang GmbH

      cultural background, weak barbarism, axiological mutation, contemporary society

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          In order to redefine barbarism, a hermeneutical framework is needed. The contemporary socio-cultural context and the transformations that have occurred during the last decades represent the premises for a new barbarism. In redefining barbarism, its relationship with civilization and culture should be first considered. Cultural mutations, together with the historical and political phenomena involved in contemporary civilizations’ reorganization as set forth in The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (Samuel P. Huntington), offer the theoretical background for the discourse wherein barbarism could revive and take an appearance other than the common one. The necessity of reinterpreting barbarism is backed up by other variables such as its structural inconsistency and weakness, which most definitely diminish its impact on individuals. Following the 20 th century philosophical tendency of harshly critical thinking, all these point to the current weak character of barbarism. Thus so-called “weak barbarism” is reinterpreted evolutionally for a better reception among contemporary cultural philosophy, axiological and ethical studies.

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            Journal
            CUL
            Cultura
            Peter Lang GmbH
            1584-1057
            2065-5002
            2011
            : 8
            : 1
            : 223-235
            Affiliations
            Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, University Al. I. Cuza, Iasi, Blvd Carol I, No. 11, 700506, Romania chialdabyvass@ 123456yahoo.com
            Article
            10.2478/v10193-011-0014-z
            © Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 2011
            Page count
            Pages: 13
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