World Center of Humanist Studies

Develop knowledge beyond the limitations imposed by prejudices.

Towards discovering humanness - from the realm of what has been established to freedom

IV World Symposium 2014

October 30th thru November 2nd - Santiago (Chile) / Attigliano (Italy)

Symposium 2008 "Ethics in knowledge", Symposium 2009 "Nonviolence", Symposium 2010 "Foundation of the New Civilization", Symposium 2012 "A new humanism for a new civilization", Symposium 2014 "...From the realm of what has been established to freedom"

Towards discovering humanness from the realm of what has been established to freedom

IV Symposium of the World Centre of Humanist Studies

In this time of great changes, individuals, institutions and societies are in crisis. We are going through times of urgency and possibility.

The paradigms we have been living by do not longer provide suitable answers, and the future is not entirely at sight yet.

Fast transformations wipe away the social landscape in which the preceding generations grew up, creating abysses of incomprehension and insecurity. The old world is already gone, but the new one is still to come.

Symposium Foundation of the New Civilization - Papers

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Papers presented at the Park of Study and Reflection Attigliano (Italy) during the Symposium Foundation of the New Civilization, held between 28 and 31 October 2010.

Videos and text in English.

Symposium Foundation of the New Civilization

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WORLD CENTRE OF HUMANIST STUDIES
II WORLD SYMPOSIUM

Foundation of the New Civilization

October 29th to 31st, 2010

The world we knew does not exist anymore; our daily lives have been deeply transformed. A new way of being begins to take shape for Humanity: the first planetary human civilization. How will it be? How do we want it to be?

Ethical Commitment

Ceremony of Ethical Commitment

Reader:

We live in a world in which many are still willing to sell their knowledge and learning for any purpose. This has led to our planet being covered with machines of death. Others have used their ingenuity to invent methods to manipulate, silence, and put to sleep the consciousness of the people.

But all around the world there are also men and women who use Science and Knowledge to overcome poverty, hunger, pain, and suffering, to give voice and confidence to the oppressed.

Politica action's ethics in Universal Humanism

Tomás Hirsch (Chile)*

At present relationships between ethics and politics are really complex and even tortuous. So much so both seem to be opposite and apparently incompatible universes. Almost every human activity has a well defined ethical code: there is a journalistic code, a medical one, and so on to every one different activity human beings must develop along life.

Present and future of our America

Rodrigo Carazo (Costa Rica)*

The american continent means a new horizon for the people of all the other regions of the planet: this is why it has become the major crucible of races, believes, cultures and languages of the world. The diverse origin of the inmigrants has turn the American Continent into a non-comparable human tile.

Ethics and peace in governmental political action

Fernando Garzón Orellana (Ecuador)*

In the origin and development of human communities, violence has manifested itself as an instrument to conquer the community of nature, and of some human groups against others, dominating them by military conditions, slavery, exploitation or political imposition. The superior state of the human being is peace, in its conscience, spirit, and its social environment and natural surroundings.

Ethics and humanist action

Acad. Boris Koval

Two decades went by from the moment in which the ideas of New Humanism took roots in Russia. Till that moment, the official ideology of Bolshevism ruled over for 70 years. Human being existence, its consciousness, morality and everyday activity had not an essential meaning and were not regarded as a goal, but as a means for the construction of socialist order. In the focus of attention was not the human being, but the State, more precisely, the bureaucratic party leadership.

International Symposium: Ethics in knowledge

Centros de Estudios Humanistas del mundo presentes en el simposio

“In a southern region of the world, in the locality of Punta de Vacas, near the roof of the West and during 3 days, over 500 people from all corners of the world: academics, politicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students and specialists in a diversity of disciplines, met to interchange about the present world situation and the necessary contributions to be made from all fields of knowledge in order to improve life in the planet.”

The 1° Symposium of the International World Center of Humanist Studies: "ETHICS IN KNOWLEDGE” opened at the Victor Jara Hall of the University of Santiago de Chile on November 11th, 2008, and continued on Nov 12th at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. The framework for the need of an ethical approach for all fields of human activity at the present time was developed.

Read the already available papers (in July 2009 the upload has started)

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