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Filozofija, socijalizam i neoliberalizam
Philosophy, Socialism and Neoliberalism

Author(s): Mišo Kulić
Subject(s): Politics, History of Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Sociology, Marxism, Culture and social structure , Social development, Sociology of Culture, Globalization, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Filozofsko društvo THEORIA
Keywords: Philosophy; Universality; Globalization; Neoliberalism; Economics; Technological rationality;

Summary/Abstract: Philosophy, at its essence is, unlike all other sciences, directed to totality, so that at first glance might seem that the globalization of modern society and culture is an expression of its essential nature. However, if the Enlightenment idea of universal culture of the 18th century could be interpreted as an authentic expression of free philosophical spirit, contemporary process of globalization and the consequences we face, show that the universal is not the same as global, that is, the philosophical t of the universal is not the same as economic term of global. If the philosophy of the eighteenth century was a general theory of society at that time, it defined the term of progress and development of society, using the principles of mind, rationality, then, in the twentieth century, with no doubt, it could be determined that the role was taken over by economics. The economics has become the dominant general theory of social progress and development, because there is no single segment of human activity that is not been appropriated by economics and made its legitimate subject matter. Therefore, the big question is whether technological rationality, which in the shape of the global economy dominates the way of organization of the modern society, really ensure progress and development, or on the other hand, in such technological dominance can discern some totalitarian tendencies: reduction, fragmentarisation, instrumentalization and manipulation which therefore give different meanings to the term of progress and development, in one word globalization in general.

  • Issue Year: II/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-30
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Bosnian