Authors : Sergey V. Smirnov
Abstract: The problem of man is the subject of a number of disciplines, including philosophy. As part of this science attempts to reveal the essence of man, the specifics of its spiritual and physical and social nature, to define the place and role of the individual in society as a factor of development were taken. At the same time, analysis of the anthropological perspective, especially in the context of the trends that characterize the development of modern society, the majority of researchers carry out mainly externally, relying on sociological (quantitative) research methods. Deep mechanisms of anthropo-social transformations are disclosed insufficiently. In this study, the researcher has made an attempt to describe the specific features of one of the important aspects of anthropo-social transformations: the problem of spiritual and moral degradation of contemporary humanity related to the erosion of moral and religious principles, with the decline of culture and education, with the materialization and primitivization of life. The aim of the study is to identify the origins, nature and directions of overcoming an anthropological decadence. This objective involves the following tasks: Identification of the prerequisites of spiritual and moral degradation of modern society; characteristic of anthropological of decadence features manifestation and naming the solutions of this problem.
Sergey V. Smirnov , 2015. Modern Anthropological Decadence: Sources, Essence and Ways to Overcome. The Social Sciences, 10: 1756-1759.