Currently, there emerge phenomenons that show man’s lives are from from humanitarian value. The crisis in many walks of life prove that the essential value that should have been upheld highly as the basis to behave well has been abandoned instead.
Thus was said by Sri Sudarsih, Cultural Sciences lecturer from Diponegoro University Semarang, in the Auditorium of Faculty of Philosophy UGM on Wednesday (10/8) during her doctoral promotion. With her dissertation titled the Essence of Value in Human Evolution According to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; Contribution to Understanding of Harmonious Family in Indonesia, Sri Sudarsih was accompanied by promoter, Prof. Dr. Joko Siswanto, and co-promoter, Dr. Sri Soeprapto, M.S..
"This is where it matters to write the dissertation to find the meaning of human evolution, use of value in the theory of human evolution according to Teilhard de Chardin," said Sri Sudarsih.
To the examiners, Sri Sudarsih said that evolution according to Teilhard de Chardin essentially is the development from the simple to the more complex. Human evolution happens due to law of complexities between awareness and love.
Human evolution relates to the harmony between physical and spiritual aspects. Human will attain perfection if living in collectiveness while the ultimate perfection lies in the Point Omega, which is the Divine, as well as Alpha.
"Values in the teory of evolution according to Chardin is an a priori quality. Value is objective, values in the teory of human evolution is the vital value that is reflected in the physical and spiritual sides, value of collectiveness, value of struggle and optimism, value of spirituality that reflects in the humanitarian value, value of love, value of happiness and value of sacred that is reflected in the value of Deity,” she added.
Value of hierarchy in the theory of human evolution according to Teilhard de Chardin, said Sri Sudarsih, has placed sacred values the highest compared to spiritual and vital values. Spiritual value has the position under sacred value while vital value has the position under spiritual value.
As such sacred value underlies the spiritual and vital values, while spiritual values underlies vital value. Those values are abstract and universal that are useful for the understanding of a harmonious family in Indonesia.
“A harmonious family in the view of Teilhard de Chardin is a familly life that is based on sacred value, spiritual value, and vital value so that each member of the family gets more personal,” said Sri Kadarsih.