Vladimir V. Varava
Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Professor. Financial University under the Government of Russian Federation
E-mail: vladimir_varava [at] list.ru
Abstract. In recent decades, the idea of «the end of human exclusivity» has become popular in the intellectual environment. Such concepts as the «non-human life», «world-without-us» became widespread. The article shows that the end of human exclusivity has such manifestations in the sociocultural plane as hypertrophic visualization of death, the pandemic of gerontophobia and thanatophobia, and the emergence of post-human biotechnology. The article substantiates that the appearance of «post» indicates the ethical collapse of a person, which consists in the fact that a person is tired of being himself. It is proposed to designate this existential fatigue by the well-known concept of «taedium vitae», which in the broadest sense means satiety and aversion to life. The idea is expressed that the emergence and widespread dissemination of post-ideologies is connected with this existential fatigue. The conclusion reveals some «metaphysical flaws» in post-ideologies that give rise to inhuman anthropologies.
Keywords : the end of human exclusivity, inhuman anthropology, tiredness of being human, existential exhaustion, death, immortology, biotechnology, ethics.
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