Teofil Tia, Omul de masă şi criza fermităţii axiologice din cultură

Rezumat: The Man of the Masses and the Cultural Crisis of the Axiological Firmness. Post-enlightenment – a dominant mentality in the Western world vehiculates the notion of “Neo-enlightenment” as a Post-modern ideology marked by utilitarianism, ultra-economism and immanentism, which promotes values that are seemingly neuter from a moral point of view, but which reduces life to the mere material comfort. History becomes familiar in this manner to an economical “totalitarianism.” If, in a first historical-chronological stage, the focus of life had been rooted in a religious-metaphysical perspective, it then became rooted in a moral one, and it has now shifted towards the economical aspect. Paradoxically, the Enlightenment parallels the Post-enlightenment, at least at the elitist level, and it was formed around three “supporting” principles: empiricism, rationalism and anti-historicism. Under the pretext of the neutrality of the Christian values there is, in fact, an anti-Christian explicit attitude. In the present cultural context which is insufficiently “clarified”, the task of guiding the rational beings towards the universe of the true values belongs to the Church.
Cuvinte cheie: validarea culturală a problemei existenţei lui Dumnezeu; idolatrizarea raţiunii, totalitarism economic, disoluţia moralei creştine, criza culturală a valorilor stabile

Altarul Reîntregirii, No. 3/2009, pp. 61-84  [read full text on CEEOL database]