In this Issue


In This Issue

This issue of Eruditio addresses themes as diverse as governance, economics, science and technology, history, international relations and psychology. Each depicts an important aspect of contemporary social reality from a different perspective. Together they depict an assembled jigsaw puzzle image of the world we live in and the interconnected goals we seek to attain. A valid understanding of humanity’s current predicament is needed to transcend narrow disciplinary perspectives and embrace their common ground and the integrating principles that unravel them.

The discipline of Humanities is under threat: it has long striven to ape inappropriately and unsuccessfully the natural sciences. It is time to reverse what is no longer an option and seek the knowledge we desperately need from the Humanities which we cannot derive from any other source. The divorce between Science and the Humanities is a sign of the schizophrenia which divides the brittle outer mechanized, objective quantitative world of institutional society with the inner subjective world of values, human relations, insights about ourselves and intuitions about the meaning of life. This schism has been the source of grave problems, the consequences of which we are still trying to fathom, not yet to effectively address.

The degrees higher institutions award in the name of knowledge are a reflection of our fragmented and fractured view of reality and the world we live in. Thus, a new paradigm in education is essential for transforming social reality, for education is the most important instrument for conscious social evolution. The world needs new content and pedagogy which transcend all disciplinary boundaries and reunites the objective and subjective dimensions of reality to forge conscious leadership in thought that leads to action.

This need not take long. There are tangible goals for us to address in the form of SDGs. What makes them extraordinary is, humanity has planned out action items to accomplish by their own volition. Mankind has taken the route of conscious evolution even if it is not aware of it. In that sense, the articles in this issue reveal to us responsibility and accountability will no longer be luxuries but necessities.