Humanity first! Towards an ethical civilisation.

LEHTIKUVA / JARNO MELA

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The 2.5-million-year journey of the Homo family is coming to an end. It can end in two ways: either humanity will destroy itself or find ways to unite on the basis of its self-knowledge. Then a new phase in history will begin in a global society, that is, in an ethical civilisation. That is our view – what is yours?

The program of the New History Association is a summary of our views, based on the lifework of the Finnish philosopher Matti Puolakka. It’s available for free on these pages. The program pamphlet will soon appear also in print.

PART 1

In which era are we living?

PART 1

In which era are we living?

All knowledge relevant to the existence of the Homo family must be re-evaluated. The time of reassessing all values, the great era of redefining all concepts has begun.

PART 2

What is to be done?

PART 2

What has to be done?

One must get paid, also and eventually above all, for a sense of justice, solidarity, and truthfulness. Read more.

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

PART 3

Why Do We Need a New History?

In the development of humankind, the past becomes the present. This is  the most essential feature in human history. As we move on from one phase to another, the old form of organisation does not disappear but manifests itself in some way in the new one.

PART 3

Why do we need a new history?

In the development of humankind, the past becomes the present. This is  the most essential feature in human history. As we move on from one phase to another, the old form of organisation does not disappear but manifests itself in some way in the new one.

Decentralisation of power, or hierarchical fractionalism

Human society, just like any single human community, cannot be organised without some kind of hierarchy or centralised leadership. The importance of centralised administration and tiered power structures is emphasised if the community is any broader or its tasks more demanding. However, human communities are also characterised by their individuals’ intellectual and moral independence.
Part 3-2

The Program of the New History Association as a printed booklet and an e-book. It contains Part 1, 2 3 on these pages, as well as a presentation of Matti Puolakka’s lifework and of the Association.

If you think our views are important, even only as questions, buying the Program pamphlet is one possible way to support our work. (The cover image is linked to Amazon.)

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Videos

Our videos have English subtitles and some explanations. All videos here.

Matti Puolakka speaking to young people

Matti speaks here about deontological ethics : a person who follows the sense of justice for the sake of principle is always good-humoured, never becomes bitter. Matti takes examples also from the life histories of Darwin, Linnaeus, and Chaplin. Read more.

The idea of history and Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto

“His view of history can be summed up in the following sentence: Humankind has progressed. Things are getting better and better.” Read more.