In today's melancholy, a fossil of the ethics that we have lost

In an era in which a moralistic system has supplanted the moral one, the human race is lost due to the absence of founding symbols and myths

Ethics: the text of the Ten Commandments
The text of the Ten Commandments transcribed on tombstones becomes a metaphor for ethics that have disappeared because they have been crushed by modernity

Behavior: already, human behavior has changed a lot in the space of a few generations.
Among other things, while before, every man acted according to a complex system of laws, moral, political, of the herd, today they are the laws that, in a certain sense, derive from human behavior.
Between relativism and behaviorism, the feeling is that there is no longer a dogmatic norm that establishes the distinction between good and evil, but that everything is linked to the circumstance: what is good here can be bad there.
In some way, while, once upon a time, there existed a fairly stable ἦθος, which corresponded to the atavistic rules of Western civilization, today when many civilizations play on equal terms or almost and when writing about Western civilization seems almost ironic, ethics has removed fromphilosophical-moral idea, to take on an almost individual character.
A regression, probably: as if the ancient Romans had adopted the legal personalism of the Germanic world, abandoning their idea of ​​territorial law.

It is responsible innovation that makes homo sapiens more and more
Benedict and the primacy of reasonableness over the dogmas of reason

Ethics: God, Homeland and Family
The anthropological trimurti formed by God, Homeland and Family has been demolished without something to replace it

The anthropological trimurti of God, Homeland and Family demolished without something to replace it

But let's make it simple: a time, not too far away, the company it was based on the anthropological trimurti of God, Homeland and Family.
This sort of trinity has been demolished, one brick at a time, by modernity: some unacceptable constraints, certain senseless whims, have, fortunately, been erased from our ethical sensitivity.
In their place, however, more often than not, nothing has been put.
No founding myth, no symbol: nothing. And men struggle to live without symbols: without references.
Therefore, in the absence of a single riverbed, the river in which our human consciousness flows has been lost in a thousand rivulets and rivulets.
We felt like orphans and, at the same time, we understood that we hated our parents, both natural and putative. And this has made us ethically wavering: desperate lemurs on the roller coaster of progress.
This is the big difference between a man of the XNUMXth century and us, people of the third millennium: the former was supported by a moral system that directed his ethical choices in an almost automatic manner.
This is done, this is not done: without too many whys.
We, on the other hand, find ourselves dealing with a completely inexperienced sensitivity to things: we are primitive and highly evolved at the same time.
And we are frighteningly weak, precisely on the ethical front, because we have no other model than the negative one.
This isn't done, but that isn't done either.

In the virtual world and in the new Web there is (no longer)… religion
The Newspeak of Facebook (or of… “Artificial Dementia”)

The premature intuition of the poet Eugenio Montale: "What we are not, what we do not want"

Eugene Montale, on the other hand, had already clarified this point perfectly almost a hundred years ago: “what we are not, what we don't want”.
But what are we? And, above all, what do we want?
We, with our supposed freedom, which includes many more constraints than in the past: a lot of hesitations, taboos, forbidden words.
I would say that we are victims of an ethic of hypocrisy: a moralistic system that has supplanted the moral one.
A world in which cities without architectural barriers are not built, but in which saying "lame", "blind", "deaf" is equivalent to blaspheming in church.

Release from fatigue accelerates innovation and knowledge
The future is already here: always to be understood, never to be wasted…

Ethics: like a fossil footprint dissolved over time
The ethics that we have lost is like a fossil imprint, which preserves the shape of a shell, but which will never be able to reproduce the noise of the waves to our ears.

From the past to the present, the hypocrisy of actions has also become a hypocrisy of words...

Here, perhaps this is the greatest difference between the ἦθος of the past and ours: that the hypocrisy of actions has today also become the hypocrisy of words.
A verbal ethic: a tissue paper morality. It's better? It's worse?
Lo historical he can't say: he simply notes.
If someone, in a hundred years, will read the annals of this complicated era, perhaps, they will find answers that I certainly cannot give, enveloped as I am by my ghosts, by my fears as a modern man.
And an ethically fragile man. Certainly, many of us suffer from a nostalgia that we cannot give a name to: the regret of something that we do not know well, but whose absence we painfully perceive.
And this melancholy without apparent reason is the trace of the ethics that we have lost: it is like a fossil imprint, which preserves the shape of a shell that dissolved millions of years ago, but which survives only as an image.
And that will never be able to reproduce the noise of the waves to our ear.
The remote sound of a sea that we have never admired, but that we miss immensely. Our soul, our identity.
It's terrible to live on the fault line that divides two eras. Or, perhaps, simply, it's terrible to live.
Ethics could answer us, but, unfortunately, we have hidden it and we don't remember where.

"Ethics of artificial intelligence", a timeless book
Those three rescue goals of the Internet from… itself

Ethics: the distinction between good and evil
Between relativism and behaviorism, the feeling is that there is no longer a dogmatic norm that establishes the distinction between good and evil, but that everything is linked to the circumstance