Cercetător ştiinţific I dr, Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor”, Craiova, al Academiei Române;
Modernity is rooted in its own return to antiquity. However, this return was insufficient for the new man, contrary to the common predictions, as he was a man freed from class demands or ancestral bounds. The crisis generated by these two worlds is evident during the golden age of Spain when a distinctive character appears – Picaro – through whom emerges the need for a new man. The philosophical inquiry into this human typology demands the simultaneous investigation into the European Weltanschauung during its modernity.
Picaro, vagabond, freedom, morality, novelty, Spain