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Големият преход: възгледите на Бернард Мунтян за обществото и човека, идеологията и лъжата
The Great Transition. Bernard Muntyan’s Views on Society and Man, Ideology and the Lie

Author(s): Petar Emil-Mitev
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Psychology, Social Philosophy, Sociology
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: horizontal and vertical social relations; limes of society and humankind; the lie; post-Homo Sapiens

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the views of the eminent Bulgarian philosopher Bernard Muntyan on society and humankind. The 21st century brought drastic intensity to the contradiction between the objectivity of knowledge in the sphere of science, and non-objectivity/the lie in the sphere of ideology; between the global universal human problems and the search for regional/national benefits derived from unilateral decisions. Muntyan looks for the root of this contradiction, defines the risks it holds, and the ways to overcome it. The lie is part of the ideology that legitimates and upholds the clashing interests of different social groups and communities. In fact, universal human interests are a priority on the social agenda. Thus, the lie becomes a global problem. Moreover, it is a basic problem, because, on the one hand, it is a barrier that must be surmounted in order to overcome all other barriers; on the other hand, the barrier is growing higher instead of being reduced.

  • Issue Year: 49/2017
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 51-62
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian