E3S Web Conf.
Volume 258, 2021Ural Environmental Science Forum “Sustainable Development of Industrial Region” (UESF-2021)
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Section||Psychology of Environmentally Responsible Behavior|
|Published online||20 May 2021|
Transforming human nature in the digital age
Pskov State University, 2, Lenin Place, Pskov, 180000, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The article analyzes the problem of transformation of human nature in a modern digital society. The explication of the concept of “transformation” is given, the types of transformation are discussed, the connections between the concepts of “society” and “human being as a generic being” are revealed. The concepts of “human essence” and “human nature” are analyzed and compared, the uncertainty in the understanding of sociality is revealed, and the conclusion is made that the very concept of the essence of a person is largely amorphous. The complexity and multidimensionality of human nature is demonstrated, the relevance of its research is shown. This reveals the possibilities of the most diverse and, in the limit - inexhaustible - transformations of human nature. At the same time, the authors draw attention to the fact that the measure of possible transformations must be observed, since its violation inevitably turns into the disintegration of both man and society. The article notes that the most accessible and effective is the impact on the biological component of human nature. The connection between the transformation of human nature and modifications of the human worldview is stated. In this regard, the possibilities of transforming societies following the transformation of human nature are discussed. The authors come to the conclusion that as a result of ongoing transformations, a new type of society is emerging, which can be called a singular society, combining almost incompatible characteristics.
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