New Challenges for Humans in the Context of E-Culture

New Challenges for Humans in the Context of E-Culture

Liudmila V. Baeva (Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/ijt.2014010105
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Abstract

Modern humans feel great influence under developing electronic culture that absorb the self within important spheres of life: communication, education, game, creation. This article considers the base existential problem of personhood under the influence of virtualization and human transforming technologies. The author proves that electronic status of human form new possibilities and risks in ontological, values and ethical aspects, new form of freedom, necessity's and addictives. The aim of the article is philosophical analysis of existential challenges, occurring under the development of e-culture. E-culture as the world of virtual phenomena that became unique synthesis of consciousness and information technologies is studied from the point of existential and axiological approach. Under condition of development of e-culture formed a new freedom, new dependences and new risks for modern person.
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Research Methods

To carry out my research I implemented the axiological approach to the analysis of e-culture and existential approach to the understanding of values as significant life dominants of the conciseness and human beings, contributing to the solving of human existential problems (Baeva, 2012). The theories by M. Heidegger, V. Frankl and N. Abbagnano influenced the formation of my conception of existential axiology in different ways. The research of the structure and the essence of values by R. Hartman (1973), R. Frondizi (1971), S. О. Hansson (2001), the correlation of meaning and significance of a value structure, search for subject and object of values by K. Baier (1973), the ethical content of values by R.Brumbaugh (1972), vital and existential analysis of values - A. Maslow (2002), the crisis of classical values of the West and the search of new imperatives by E. Levinas (1979), D. Vokey (2001), the analysis of the priorities of postindustrial and information epochs Y. Masuda (1983), А. Giddens (1995), М. Castells (1997), B. J. Kallenberg (2001) played an important role in our research.

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