Human Nature and the Context of Progress

Đurić, Jelena (2020) Human Nature and the Context of Progress. Filozofska istraživanja, 40 (2). pp. 215-231. ISSN 0351-4706 eISSN 1848-2309

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I intend to show in what way the meaning of the concept of human nature emerges from the worldview that, taken within the context of modernization, leads to the devaluation of the meaning of human. Hence the need to re-conceptualize human nature emerges in such a way that the concept of human nature is necessary intertwined with the global processes and onto-epistemo-ethical aspects of the general worldview that designate the (self)understanding of contemporary culture. The aporetic structure of thinking poses a barrier to this goal. Its context of modern progress is based on the separation of nature and culture. The separation establishes an (im)possibility of answering the question whether the culture, as an expression of human nature, is a part of nature or the nature is, as a product of human comprehension, a part of culture. Instead of the posthuman strive to resolve this dilemma by abolishing the concept of human, which resolves neither ecological nor other types of crisis, the concept of human nature needs to be redefined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human nature, nature, culture, progress, anthropocene, posthumanism, ljudska priroda, priroda, kultura, napredak, antropocen, posthumanizam.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 21:57
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 21:57

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