Umberto Eco's Reflections on Morality in the Context of Cultural Identity

Jana Pecníková, Anna Anna Slatinská, Genovaitė Kačiuškienė
2017 Jaunųjų mokslininkų darbai  
The research paper focuses on the cultural and moral identity in Umberto Eco's reflections. Attention is paid to the selected pieces. Umberto Eco is one of the most famous contemporary writers dealing with the issues of morality in Italian society. His works are devoted to the current perception of identity in the 21st century. The authors are interested in his view on values and identity in the selected chapters of his work. The aim of the paper is to analyse the identity issue in Umberto
more » ... sue in Umberto Eco's works.The research objectives are based on recent doubts in cultural studies whether identity is fixed and firmly defined or acquired by a human being freely. Another question is the link between these two aspects. Although the origin of the word identity comes from Latin (idem – the same), nowadays it is more understood in its diversity as linguistic, cultural, national, moral identity, etc.
doi:10.21277/jmd.v2i44.168 fatcat:o6koqz34yjf5ve3pb6g3nynlvi