We hope, dear Prof. George Onsy, that all the ISMIs that have represented the cultural path of Europe from its ancient Greco-Roman, as well as with Arab-Norman influences in the context of the unique matrix of Mediterranean civilizations, maybe the beginning of a path of Peace where today war and brute force of arms seem to prevail over reason.


Poem by George Onsy
The -ISM Family of Philosophy
Dear Europe,
What happened to the TRUTH
In the vast space of your history?
I remember we’ve seen her amid
Your Ancient Greece’s clouds of myths
Before trying to climb high across
The sturdy mountains of your medieval dogmas
Europe dear,
We’ve read how your heroes of thought
Have been trying, each one, to encage her
Into his own -ISM theory or doctrine
And so, our Reason has grown
Through its Cosmological, Anthropological,
Ontological, then Ethical awareness
Seeking the ever-unanswerable questions.
Yes, Europe,
They have been trying to capture the TRUTH,
By their snares of ClassicISM, IdealISM,
HumanISM, RomanticISM, RealISM,
ExistentialISM, and the other thousand-and-one -ISMs
Before reaching ModernISM, and PostmodernISM
But we will never forget how the human-centered view
Of your Great Renaissance came with promises
Of future of…

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