The future of humanity and the new picture of the worldJournal: The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab (Vol.2, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2019-06-26
Authors : Ilya T. Kasavin;
Page : 6-15
Keywords : crisis; global problems; complete world; new Enlightenment; balance; sustainable development;
This article is a response to the recent forty-third report to the Club of Rome prepared for its 50th anniversary. This report focuses not only on the analysis of contemporary global problems, but also on their source - a worldview crisis. Global risks and threats to the very existence of humanity, repeatedly noted in the previous reports, can be overcome only through a radical change in the worldview, which means a “new enlightenment.” The world has changed so much because of human activity that there is no longer room for extensive development. From here, this is a “complete world” - the world not of Newton but rather of Descartes, - in which any act has a profound impact on the environment. In contrast to it, the human mind has not changed, which is fraught with the most tragic disasters. It seems that the most convincing is the first part of the report that demonstrates the depth and global nature of the current crisis. The second part, which focuses on criticizing some vague conglomerate under the name of “modern philosophy” and on the declaration of a “new Enlightenment”, deserves criticism because of its syncretism and the desire to combine the incompatible.
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