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Дехуманизация и антихуманизъм в съвременната култура
Dehumanisation and anti-humanism in the present-day culture

Author(s): Momchil Shivachev
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Epistemology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Science, Rhetoric
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: humanism; dehumanization; culture

Summary/Abstract: Human – this is the most complicated and unique creation of the immense universe! In one way or another, Homo sapiens has always been a main topic of the various scientific branches, even not only of the humanitarian ones. In attempts to study itself, humanity has always, in each separate era, shaped its original and specific cultural horizon. During the Renaissance ages, writers, poets, artists, musicians and creators as a whole, viewed and perceived the perfect human as a ”wreath of nature”. But unfortunately today this “pedestal” has been brutally destroyed. We can blame this kind of negative state mostly on the American type of culture which is very widely spread and copied by the rest of the nations. In this sense, the cultural messages of the USA have long been provoking humanity’s value consciousness and also suggesting a large number of dehumanization and anti-humanism examples. In this way, the above specified negative issues could be summarized in at least five cultural trends:

  • Issue Year: 22/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 159-179
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bulgarian