The Crisis of the Modern Man between Rights and Obligations
Miron Erdei

The state of tension which characterizes the world society of the 21st century is more and more visible. We see every day on TV political dissensions, street fights, terrorist attacks, military conflicts, actions which result in deaths and injuries, widows and orphans, tears and blood. We have to ask the indispensable question of this modern calamity: haven’t we had enough of this state of global pain? Hasn’t the society we live in learnt anything from the events of Ypres, Somme and Verdun? Or from those in Dresda, Kursk and Hiroshima?! Someone said that the one who didn’t know history was condemned to relive it. Unfortunately this precept has come true with the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States and those from Europe, March 2004 in Madrid, January 7, 2015 in Paris and all the other ones to follow and that don’t seem to end. More than ever we witness an anthropological crisis, a dehumanization, in spite of the rights and the obligations the man himself has established to avoid a universal existential failure. This study aims to identify and analyze the causes that lead this rational being - man- to an irrational behaviour, this masterpiece of sensitivity to insensate attitudes, this little creator to self-destruction.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ijpt.v6n2a1