S. Ovcharenko. What can be the next variant of social dystopia?

Результат пошуку зображень за запитом "Исламское государство"(The exerpt from my book “In Human Desert”)


The main significance of the social theory is its prognostic function in order to use in the political and cultural practice. It is especially in the periods of great technological and social revolutions. Russian philosophy, in a broad sense, and even the European one, at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries did not make the theoretical and practical forecasts successfully. It was difficult even to imagine in our mind that these social dregs of society could practically realize everything in the political life of Russia, Germany and some countries in Central Europe with the result of reached civilizational black hole.


Gustav Shpet, an outstanding but forgotten Russian philosopher, also turned out to be an unsuccessful forecaster despite his exclusive creative abilities. The same deal was with also other Russian philosophers and sociologists. None of them could predict these so catastrophic aftermath of the grandiose Communist revolution.  Almost all theories of socialism as a bright future have been decisively depreciated. In one hundred years we can see the analogous historical processes and we should be much more insightful than earlier, a hundred years ago. It`s time to come to a substantial conclusions about the tight connection between the intellectual, technological and social interdependence. It means the decisive influence of scientific and technological revolutions on the social processes and the place and destiny of separate personality. Additionally, we ought to estimate the meaning of the cultural heredity within this separate individual. Otherwise in the near future we can achieve the new variant of unforeseen social dystopia. We ought to take into account that before 1917 none could foresee the gulag or other magnificent things…

By the way, the philosopher Gustav Shpet was assassinated…


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