The Family, the genome of society
Pierpaolo Donati, La famiglia, il genoma che fa vivere la società, (The genome which helps society live) Rubbettino, 2013 (12 euros)
The controversies which have arisen in the last decades regarding the statute and the characteristics of the family have made it necessary to reflect deeply on its structure and its features.
The fact that today there are claims which define the term “family” with various forms of “living together”, forms which are very different from one another have brought philosophers, sociologists and psychologists to conduct extensive research on the reality of the family and on the society from which it stems and moves.
It would seem as if there was a pressing need to “purify” common sense based views, and from concepts like “marriage” and “family” in order to re-define profiles based on human nature itself.
In Pierpaolo Donati’s book entitled La famiglia. Il genoma che fa vivere la società (The family, the genome which helps society live), the author examines in a systematic and coherent way the sociological reasons which identify the structure sui generis of the family, with respect to which the humanising character of society is by and large measured.Read more...