On Primavera Fisogni's dehumanization and human fragility: a philosophical investigation (2013 Bloomington, Authorhouse)

Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Abstract


The attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 resulted in two different effects on the Western cosmology. At a first glance, a tragedy of this magnitude appears to have triggered a globalized fear associated with a decline of trust in the modern means of transport. Mobile industries such as tourism and hospitality have not only faced serious problems but also temporary stagnation. The efficacy of terrorists in administering panic consisted in their ability to utilize the comfortable technologies of the West against civilian targets. Secondly, religion has been placed under scrutiny to the extent that the process of secularization has experienced rapid acceleration. The points of view of religious leaders have been equated with expressions of intolerance and discrimination. In this discussion, Primavera Fisogni´s attempt to unravel the roots of vulnerability and terrorism is not only necessary but also bold. She uncovers the legacy of Aquinas and scholastic philosophers to reconstruct the universe of ethics interms of a new theology. What have we learned from 9/11 events?

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14267/cjssp.2014.02.10

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ISSN: 2062-087X

DOI: 10.14267/issn.2062-087X