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Несигурността в постчовешкото общество
Uncertainty in Post-Human Society

Author(s): Georgi Fotev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Social Philosophy, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: uncertainty; certainty; linear social development; non-linear social development; non-human; post-human society; restructuring of the life-world

Summary/Abstract: Uncertainty is a universal form of human attitude towards the life-world, but it is in any case contextual or historically defined. At the beginning of the modern age, uncertainty was thematized and problematized. Man is at the center of his own life-world. The main question is, what can become human – not what it was; what can become society, not what it was or what it is. The fundamental assumption is that people and society can cope with uncertainty and achieve certainty. Social development is considered linear. The later modern age imposes the principle of non-linear social development. The place of Man changes substantially in the post-human society. Humans are cohabiting with, and dependent on, non-humans. Uncertainty becomes virtually permanent and certainty can not be a final goal. New living conditions require new solutions to the new problems of Man and society.

  • Issue Year: 49/2017
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 44-50
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian