SOCIETY PANEL #2 SOLUTIONS: CHALLENGES TO HUMANITY: TRADITIONALISM VS. POSTMODERNITY
12:10 - 14:10
The human society seems to be lost in titanic changes of contemporary world. The process of globalisation without dialogue may increase the probability of a uniformity and degradation of core civilisational values. The reaction to this alarming trend is identified by public requests to reassert the importance of national cultures, traditions, and value systems. There is a need to formulate a new set of universal values, based on principles of dialogue, that include traditional family values, compassion, social unity, individual rights along with individual responsibilities. This new approach could fix problems of mutual enmity, which often occur due to a severe lack of knowledge about other cultures and nations. Dialogue should become the alternative universal platform to avoid clash of civilizations, and should be applied to all spheres of human activity. The panel will discuss the definition of contemporary human identity crisis at the period of transaction from modern to postmodern era, degradation of Humanity and rise of new barbarism and awareness of the danger for social manipulations with usage of highly sophisticated IT instruments.