The Correlation between Flexible Humanism and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika as a Solution for the Rising of Intolerance in Indonesia during Covid-19 Pandemic

Septiana Dwiputri Maharani ,  Medaneo Wibowo ,  Maximillian Caesaro Parama Bisatya ,  Chalfi Laroza Virginindya ,  M. Rodinal Khair Khasri
Faculty of Philosophy, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
septiana.dm@ugm.ac.id

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the world since the end of 2019 has caused many problems. While solidarity should have strengthened amid a crisis, intolerance has grown even more. The same thing happened in Indonesia. Based on the motto “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, this research intends to formulate a solution to alleviate this problem. This study uses the hermeneutic method to find its relevance to the issue of humanization. The results of this study indicate that the main point of view of Flexible Humanism is a solution that can be offered to overcome the problem of intolerance in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is found in the motto "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika." In practice, humans must carry out an open dialogue that can be carried out through society in order to destroy human categorization and deconstruct the meaning of humans themselves which are the main causes of intolerance.

Keywords

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Intolerance, Flexible Humanism, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Human Categorization
Volume 8, 07 Mar 2022
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