A University of the Future, Volumes 6-10
Dieter Berstecher, Jacques Drèze, Yves Guyot, Colette Hambye, Ignace Hecquet, Jean Jadot, Jean Ladrière, Nicolas Rouche
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 31, 1974 - Education - 196 pages
In instituting its prospective studies the European Cultural Founda tion has to some extent gone against tradition. Until now those who were deeply committed to the idea of a European Community looked into the past rather than into the future for bases on which the com munity could be integrated. However, if we want a European society to become a reality it must be built on the basis of shared fundamental values. The majority of publications dealing with a unified or inte grated Europe have until now accepted that this foundation guarantee ing the stability of a future European society should be found in certain common elements of the history of the European nations. The futurological studies instituted by the European Cultural Foun dation have not rejected this mode of approach outright. They have respected the historical framework indispensable to any futurological undertaking. But the research and discussions of the groups working within the framework of Plan Europe 2000 offer increasing support to the conviction expressed by Gaston Deurinck in the first words of his introduction to the present study: "The future does not exist .. thf> future is to be created, and before being created, it must be conceived, it must be invented, and finally willed" ..
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Page 1 - ... institutions. The future is not therefore something to be discovered, like an existing terra incognita. The future is to be created, and before being created, it must be conceived, it must be invented and finally willed, within an historical framework whose inertia and resistance must be evaluated correctly.
Page ix - Europe will develop towards an "open society", in other words an "indeterminate society, pluralist with respect to values, democratic with respect to its modes of organisation, placing an emphasis on . . experiment, and allowing individuals the opportunity to shape their personalities in accordance with their own inclinations and their own choices.