EUROPA: An Idea and a Journey: Essays on the Origins of the EU's Cultural Identity and its Economic-Political Crisis by Emanuel L. Paparella PhD

EUROPA: An Idea and a Journey: Essays on the Origins of the EU's Cultural Identity and its Economic…

byEmanuel L. Paparella PhD

Kobo ebook | August 6, 2012

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The essays in this book are the distillation of years of reflection, writing, lecturing and active participation in the ongoing debate on the cultural identity of the European Union, the vicissitudes of the transatlantic dialogue, the envisioning of new social paradigms, the building of more solid and more relevant bridges of understanding between two continents that have a common Western humanistic tradition albeit synthesized to other cultures in America. While the approach is personal, it remains interdisciplinary and holistic throughout, rooted in the poetic philosophy of history of Giambattista Vico and encompassing literature, philosophy, myth, linguistics and political science, on the edge of boundaries between the historical grand narrative, the religious and even the quotidian and the anecdotal. These thirty essays trace the origins of Western Civilization and the synthesis of Humanism and Christianity that is the Renaissance, but also, Janus-like face, they look forward to a new Renaissance and humanistic synthesis yet to be envisioned and forged, that will dare to be both old and new, that will encompass the poetical as well as the rational without losing sight of the universality of our common humanity. The journey may be long arduous but it has already begun some sixty years ago. Moreover, these essays will appeal especially to those readers who are perplexed at the loss of humanistic modes of thought in our post-modern technological society. A book sure to stimulate the intellect and the imagination of its readers. They are given to understand from the outset that Europe, more than a geographical political reality, is an evolving idea, and it is her destiny to live or die as such. The readers will be provided with a Vichian chart to assist them in intellectually navigating and journey on this unique idea called Europa.

Title:EUROPA: An Idea and a Journey: Essays on the Origins of the EU's Cultural Identity and its Economic…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 6, 2012Publisher:Xlibris USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1477143025

ISBN - 13:9781477143025