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"In the framework of globalization it is important to create community environments".

The Full Professor Urbano Ferrer stated at the ICS of the University of Navarra that every citizen can contribute to the improvement of society "by assuming their private and public responsibilities".

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The Full Professor Urbano Ferrer and the researcher of the ICS Mariano Crespo. PHOTO: Isabel Solana
28/04/14 11:44 Isabel Solana

"In the framework of globalization it is important to create community environments so that the unique contribution of each person to society is not lost". This was stated by Urbano Ferrer, Full Professor of Philosophy of the University of Murcia, in the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra, where he gave a lecture seminar organized by the project 'Natural law and rationality internship'.

Professor Ferrer said that for communities to grow and strengthen, individuals must make collective projects their own. "Love for the community begins in the environment in which one lives, the family, and then continues outside, in areas such as professional life," he explained.

Regarding the problems of corruption that have a negative impact on society, he stressed that "morality always has a subject staff and, therefore, people must assume their private and public responsibilities. We can all act so that status improves by setting an example and cooperating in what is in our power".

Ethics and science are compatible

Ethics," he continued, "is the horizon of the good of our actions and allows us to establish lasting bonds with other people. It is a sphere of expression and freedom of the person. The freedom of each person makes possible and promotes the freedoms of others because it awakens in the other a free response".

Among the challenges of ethics in the contemporary world, Professor Ferrer mentioned scientific advances, which he said need not be contrary to ethics as long as they respect all human beings and human life in particular from its conception to its natural outcome. "Without a transcendent perspective, it is more difficult to see it, because it indicates that man has not given himself life," he said.

He also stressed that the limits of "testing possibilities that do not respect people's rights" are not only related to technical and experimental sciences, but also to other fields. "For example, one should not test plans from programs of study to see how they work. Students should be treated as people who want to learn and who demand obligations on the part of those who are teaching them."