Shetulova Elena Dmitrievna, Doctor of philosophy, professor, sub-department of methods, history and philosophy of science, Nyzhny Novgorod State Technical University named after R. E. Alekseev (24 Minin street, Nyzhny Novgorod, Russia), email@example.com
Background. The problem of alienation is the classic problem of philosophy. Its basic aspects are sufficiently developed. But on the turn of XX–XXI centuries new aspects of this classic problem were opened. The process of scientific and technological development, and globalization led to the emergence of new forms of alienation. Purpose of our study is to analyze the vision of modern thought trends of alienation and forecast the formation and movement of its concrete historical forms.
Materials and methods. The modern social thought is represented by a number of theories, including the theories of alienation. This phenomenon is interpreted differently. Our analysis is based on the following methodology. Alienation is twofold; it exists and functions on abstract and concrete things, social and individual levels. Alienation in general does not exist, it is a set of concrete forms. These concrete forms tend to permanent transformation.
Results. Analysis of views on alienation allowed to disclose the nature and trends of development of forms of alienation in the space of modern civilization. These trends are in increasing geopolitical alienation, transfer a number of forms with the level of developed countries at the global level, the transformation of alienation in the social and political sphere in connection with the expansion of network societies, symbolic intermediaries, the concentration of the excluded states in the areas of high technology. Correlation of forms of alienation and historical movement of society are shown. On the whole it is possible state is ambiguous role of alienation in history.
Conclusions. The world is not in the post-history phase. Its development continues. The phenomenon of alienation continues to exist and function. He only gets transformed and your new shape. These forms have a different degree of risk in actual and potential sense.
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