Many challenges await us. Among them all, naturally, the one arising from the power that humanity wields today: the power to transform the world and humanity itself. This power, cognitive, technical and practical, does not contain within itself instruments and criteria to regulate it. Rather it is seen as an end in itself and used for its own sake. With respect to this power, so axiologically indifferent, we need a horizon of meaning and value. Can the category of humanism still offer a direction and a guide?
Peter Hanenberg, professor at the Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon), gives a seminar on “How culture shapes the mind. Cognitive Culture Studies and the challenges of contemporary society”