Axiological Perspectives and Dimensions on the Evolution of the Family in Postmodernity


  • George Cosmin Colang Bioterra University of Bucharest
  • Loredana Vlad Staff, Policy Coordinator (Asia/Australia) Global HealthSPAN Policy Institute,Washington DC (USA), PhD Candidate, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava



family, postmodernity, RUAM, morals, norms, fundamental, legal.


In this paper we will consider the supposed changes of postmodernity in the family. In this respect, we will focus on a few moral-legal perspectives, but to the extent that they will reveal the new dimensions regarding family life and what the current life dominated by technology and excessive somatization implies. The family thus based on the traditional marriage has evolved into a modern form, now reaching what we call the postmodern family. Under the influence of human rights, the specific legal framework of each country and other related laws, at present, each member of the family can be in control of his body and his social and even intimate relations, etc. The equality thus enshrined between the members of the family has led to the situation in which the biological differences have lost their consistency. At the same time, in the family field, the common morality and the religious conscience were outdated and even replaced with the secular values. What was decades ago completely forbidden (adultery, same-sex sexual intercourse, prostitution) is no longer necessarily sanctioned or promiscuous. In this regard, the intimate life knows a kind of relaxation. About all the dimensions reported here, we will discuss further in detail.


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How to Cite

Colang, G. C., & Vlad, L. (2020). Axiological Perspectives and Dimensions on the Evolution of the Family in Postmodernity. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty: Social Sciences, 9(1), 112-118.