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Философското познание в информационната епоха
Philosophical Knowledge in the Information Age

Author(s): Anna Ivanova
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Logic, Special Branches of Philosophy, Renaissance Philosophy, 19th Century Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: philosophy; information age; criticism; social practice

Summary/Abstract: Since contemporary society of Western civilization is grounded on the pragmatic attitude toward knowledge, the demand for usefulness does not surpass philosophy as well. Social changes in the so called “information age” reignite the old historical question about the value of philosophy, this time in a different cultural context. The article challenges the common vision of philosophical work as purely intellectual and explores two main aspects of the practical implications of philosophical knowledge in modern day. The first aspect is the epistemic value of criticism in the information-overloaded environment of contemporary life. The second is the role of philosophy as a guardian of free thinking and the spiritual autonomy of public consciousness, provided by the constant moral awareness and farseeing of the practicing philosophers.

  • Issue Year: 23/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 159-169
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian