Return to the Spirit of the Athens School (Raphael, 1509 – 1511) and to Humanistic Culture

Journal Title: International Journal of Current Science Research and Review - Year 2019, Vol 2, Issue 01


It is time for people to realize what happens to a society when it fails to invest in social relations and the need imposed by history to again make social capital the focus of our interests. We must understand that social capital cannot be replaced by economic capital. A good society is always the precondition for growth of economic values and empirical evidence would seem to confirm this thesis. But the question is whether we will manage in time to dominate this current, limitless greed and aggressiveness in favour of a greater focus on a sense of fraternity and solidarity expressed by love for others. Homo sapiens really does seem to be rather stubborn as regards understanding its own errors. A species that seems to be very attentive as regards learning the causes and effects of physical ills but that has not yet managed to correlate causes and effects in its history. Conceptually, similar situations to those we find ourselves having to face today have occurred before. Perhaps this explains why history is ignored, as if by doing so erects a kind of barrier to the fear of having to face suffering. Whether Homo sapiens will manage to deserve this appellation is difficult to say, time will tell if intelligence will turn out to be a benefit or a curse. Should it turn out to be a curse, this will only be because of a failure to use a truly precious gift, namely, our “humanity”, in an intelligent way.

Authors and Affiliations

Fabrizio Pezzani


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Fabrizio Pezzani (2019). Return to the Spirit of the Athens School (Raphael, 1509 – 1511) and to Humanistic Culture. International Journal of Current Science Research and Review, 2(01), -.