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The philosophy of the crisis: the new century is the beginning of an incomprehensible life

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2021. Vol. 10. No. 3. Pp. 135-154.
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Ilyin V. V.
National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”
1 Academician Kurchatov Square, 132182 Moscow, Russia


The article continues a series of publications united by a common idea to clarify the nature of the era of crisis changes experienced by humanity. The nature of the modern “abnormality” is associated with the actualization of extremely destructive megatrends of current life, identified as mega-evolutionary phase failures caused by: 1) the constraint of the experience of daring in the new society of super risk; 2) the thinning of the sources of meaning - the destruction of life-forming values; 3) the loss of a solidary habitat - the disintegration of the consent of involvement and participation in the implementation of the ancestral vocation. With a pausal effect: the curtailment of human contacts, the growth of closeness, the strengthening of a specific posthumanism with posthumanity attributed to it.


  • • modernity
  • • humanity
  • • life
  • • posthumanism


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