Contemporary Homo Europeicus. Transformation of European Identity
Linguistic research
Adam Zamojski
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
Published 2015-10-25
https://doi.org/10.15388/RESPECTUS.2015.28.33.7
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Keywords

Homo Europeicus
European Identity
Genographic Project
Ancient Greece and Rome
Enlightenment
Postmodernism
Islamization
Teilhard de Chardin
Neo-pagan
New Age Movement
Consumptionism
Andrzej Wierciński
specific human nature
polarization of man
Christianity
Barbarity

How to Cite

Zamojski A. (2015) “Contemporary Homo Europeicus. Transformation of European Identity”, Respectus Philologicus, 28(33), pp. 69-80. doi: 10.15388/RESPECTUS.2015.28.33.7.

Abstract

This article explains the origins of European identity, contemporary Homo Europeicus and transformation of European identity. It describes, in a synthetic form, the symbolic sources of European identity like ancient Greek philosophy, Roman law, Christian religion, Barbarian aspects of civilisation and the Age of Enlightenment. It as well describes the circumstances and causes of the crisis of Latin civilization and traditional European Identity in relation to the population boom of Muslims in the Western Europe. Further on, it concludes with an outlook on the role of Postmodernism, Islam, Christian evolutionism, Neo-pagan religion, New Age Movement and Consumptionism in the transformation process of the traditional European
Identity. Conclusion is an attempt to exemplify the style of Andrzej Wierciński’s scientific approach. This part presents his concept of the peculiarity of the specific human nature which is polarized into the animal side versus the human potential.

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