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dc.contributor.authorSchembri Bonaci, Giuseppe-
dc.identifier.citationSchembri Bonaci, G. (2020). Not art only : the common heritage of mankind as an alternative road to paradise. In G. Schembri Bonaci and N. Petroni, (Eds.), The APS Mdina Cathedral contemporary art biennale : regaining a paradise lost : the role of the arts (pp. 69-87). Valletta: Horizons.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe environmental debate is a question that is substantiating the idea of fragmentation of the human species from its own habitat and existence. The very fact that the species is actually debating the actual status of its own existence is ample enough proof of how it is alienated and fragmented from its very source of life. By substituting the species-character of humankind with one of abstract individuality, and the universal good with that of particular interest, humankind succeeded in misplacing the whole idea of nature to that of a class property relationship. Thus, ultimately and oxymoronically, the human species succeeded in transforming its own organic structure of nature into an inorganic element. If one retains the traditional dichotomy between organic and inorganic, this situation has to be deemed as bizarre and strange, even a dangerous paradox. The paradox consists in attempting to understand how an organic element of nature, that is the human species, can be successful in not only imposing an inorganic structure onto organic nature, but also in creating an inorganic world that slowly infiltrates and subdues its actual organic existential essence. In other words, the organic existence of the species is misplaced by the species action itself with one of inorganic, dead existence, which hence forward would create the illusion that the inorganic part of humankind is in fact organic. Thus, oxymoronically inorganic-ity has been subsumed into its negation - the organic.en_GB
dc.subjectArt -- Exhibitionsen_GB
dc.subjectArt -- Researchen_GB
dc.subjectPardo, Arvid, 1914-1999en_GB
dc.subjectCommon heritage of mankind (International law)en_GB
dc.titleNot art only : the common heritage of mankind as an alternative road to paradiseen_GB
dc.title.alternativeThe APS Mdina Cathedral contemporary art biennale : regaining a paradise lost : the role of the artsen_GB
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