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MONDO: Literature and democracy: the metamorphosis of the future cognitive mutations and human values: REDUX

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Abstract:

Are the ideas of democracy and isonomy an absolute achievement of civilization, or just a tuning moment in a complex system of metamorphosis? Is this something universal or an aesthetic approach? Could our concept of art, in its deepest sense, be responsible for democracy? Or, could our concept of democracy exist because of art? This paper is a reflection on these questions. Normally, a scientific text should give answers but would this principle be universal? Inside our planetary metamorphosis all values are changing as always but now at high speed. High speed gives us both the sensation of confusion, which was typical in other historical moments, as when Carmina Burana was elaborated in the Middle Ages, and the possibility to take a step back and have, in the eye of the cyclone, dynamic elements showing us change in process. In this paper, democracy and isonomy are taken as the content of a path towards civilization, in a new environment.

Keywords: Democracy; art; isonomy; planetary metamorphosis; society

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/tear.6.2.171_1

Publication date: 2008-08-21

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