In the present paper, on the basis of the theory of production principles and production revolutions we reveal the interrelation between K-waves and major technological breakthroughs in history and make forecasts about features of the sixth Kondratieff wave in the light of the Cybernetic Revolution that, from our point of view, started in the 1950s. We assume that the sixth K-wave in the 2030s and 2040s will merge with the final phase of the Cybernetic Revolution (which we call a phase of self-regulating systems). This period will be characterized by the breakthrough in medical technologies which will be capable to combine many other technologies into a single complex of MBNRIC-technologies (med-bio-nano-robo-info-cognitive technologies). The article offers some forecasts concerning the development of these technologies.
In Modern era, relations between sexes are defined by the increasing influence of capitalism, which perceives marriage as a form of a contract, a transaction type, a variety of natural and monetary exchange. Under these circumstances, love, although not being a requirement for a marriage, is deemed a duty assumed by spouses, its breach being condemned by society. Thus, for the first time in history, conjugal love becomes, albeit more in theory than in practice, a moral obligation that cements marital and family relationships.
The Middle Ages saw love developing under significant influence of the religious belief and the estates of the realm system. It was the culture of chivalry that introduced love as a harmony of a sexual desire and a spiritual union of man and woman, being of considerable educative importance for the development of their personalities. However, due to the peculiarities of the medieval society, such love was possible mostly in non-marital relationship, thus acting as a power that rather destroyed marital and family relations than strengthened them.
In the modern world, mobile phone has become invisible and indispensable companion of man, leading to a series of psychological, economic, political and socio-cultural changes. Growing interest to the studies of psychological consequences of mobile network is related to the proliferation of "problem" use of mobiles and development of specific forms of dependence. This article reviews studies of psychological factors and the effects of mobile phones. From the psychology of body functions regulation perspective the mechanisms (changes of boundaries) that lead to addiction and determine social-psychological processes related to changes perpetuation are considered. The paper outlines a range of psychological and behavioral effects of mobile communication - both relatively "normative" (from the point of view of society or certain social groups) and pathological. Personal, situational and technology-related factors of mobile phone use are discussed. Possible variants of "transition" to consequences are offered as well as opportunities of normal adaptation to mobile technology are discussed.
The article presents an analysis of the fluctuating position of philosophy in the architectonic of modern educational space. The author tries to justify the need of teaching of philosophical disciplines on the non-philosophical faculties, and also show the role of philosophical training in the formation of personal qualities and general cultural competence of graduates.
Topical trends of the Russian education system contribute to a reassessment of the status of humanities and social science in higher school. The consequence of this is difficulties in their teaching. This article is devoted to consideration of the main problems encountered in the process the study of philosophy and analysis of difficulties in methodical, substantive and communicative components of the lecture course. Our research provides ways of overcoming these difficulties in the light of current trends of science and education and philosophy of M. Mamardashvili.
In the article the author substantiates the necessity of forming core competencies of Russian cultural management. Тhe article demonstrates their role for the theoretical development and effective implementation of modern strategies of cultural development and intercultural communication.
The article analyzes the views on human’s destiny held by F. Nietzsche and V.S. Solovyov, the thinkers that expressed different opinions of the ultimate goal of human’s evolution. While the German philosopher saw such a goal in human’s elevation to a superior being – Übermensch, Solovyov found it in forthcoming humanity’s evolution to God-manhood. Despite considerable differences in their philosophical anthropology, both thinkers shared the belief that human self-sufficiency postulated by Renaissance humanism should be overcome. In the meantime, for both philosophers, the ideal of a future human overshadowed, to a degree, an image of a present human being. The article concludes that the coordinate system of human existence – society, nature, God – should not omit the other, a particular human being, who can be the only object of a person’s practical humanism.