Doctor of Sciences (Philosophy), Professor at the Philosophy and Social Sciences Department of KNUTE
CONCEPT OF RESPONSIBILITY IN CONDITIONS OF MODERN CIVILIZED DEVELOPMENT
Background. The intensity of the current global relationships induces to search of a new paradigm of defining of social responsibility performance vector. Therefore modern philosophical paradigm requires new understanding of issues of responsibility and society because of contemporary social challenges.
Analysis of recent research and publications showed that despite the existence of scientific research achievements regarding responsibility issues, analysis of "responsibility" in the context of "disequilibrium" is not highlighted in modern scientific research. Transformation of social responsibility in the globalized world need further studying.
The aim of the article is to identify strategies of legitimizing the phenomenon of "responsibility" in the present socio-economic conditions.
Materials and methods. The methodological basis of the research are principles of general scientific knowledge of social and cultural events, subject to historical and philosophical, systematic and structural, constitutive, synergetic and contamination methods of cognition.
Results. Despite the wide variety of philosophical and historical concepts of man, almost all of them define a person as a responsible being. The current context in which the understanding of personal responsibility for the actions is formed, is characterized by the fact that the world is changing rapidly, resulting in the destruction of traditional values and semantic guidelines. As a result, a man appears disoriented in pandemonium chaos of the variety of cultural codes and ways of life. Disequilibrium of modern world puts people in a situation of risk and thus the problem of "responsibility" is closely linked with fear. However, in modern conditions increasing risks provoke responsibility reduction. communicative ethics should be the basis on which modern paradigm of responsibility have to be based.
Conclusion. Social responsibility must be built as a communicative ethics, which is the leading strategy to legitimizate responsibility phenomenon. Ensuring tolerant coexistence in the global world of different cultural practices is the main function of responsibility in this context. The movement of modern philosophy from the repressive standards of formal ethics of the Enlightenment to deconstruction of any socio-cultural codes has no chance to success . In disequilibrium society future is possible only if there is a balanced and constructive consensus of all its members. Norms and values of the "open society" can not be static, once and for all. Such a society is characterized by "dynamic morality", personal experiences and the creation of action standards. Thus, responsible and creative human activities are becoming more essential in the "open society".
Keywords: ethics, responsibility, risk society, fear, subject.
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