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Psicologia USP

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MATOS, Olgária Chain Féres. Before the rain: circle metamorphoses. Psicol. USP [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.2, pp.199-207. ISSN 0103-6564.

This essay shows how the technological modernity continues to produce archaic behavior, preserved inside a civilization that intends to be logical and scientific. From school pseudoformation to political particularism, from the end of the public space to the legislation subjected to lobbying, we passed from the idea of polis - the city as common fate of a community that shares the same values - to the idea of thyase - groups organized as religious or political sects.The mode of production of the malaise and the violence in today's world is thus shown. It is argued that they can only be overcome by breaking up with the resentful particularism and with the policy that opposes friends and enemies. In this sense, the future and the past are equally contingent. The latter can be reopened in its unfulfilled hopes of peace and happiness and may lead us to reopen the present.

Keywords : fundamentalisms; technology; violence; enemy; parti pris; non-violence; identity; time acceleration; look.

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