Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Kravchenko S.A. Challenges of modern evil for the sustainable development: A request for cooperation of scientific and theological knowledge ...



Kravchenko S.A. Challenges of modern evil for the sustainable development: A request for cooperation of scientific and theological knowledge // RUDN Journal of Sociology. - 2022. - Vol. 22. - N. 3. - P. 477-488. doi: 10.22363/2313-2272-2022-22-3-477-488
ISSN 2313-2272
DOI 10.22363/2313-1438-2022-24-3-477-488
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Posted on site: 10.01.23

URL: https://journals.rudn.ru/sociology/article/view/32033 ( 10.01.2023)


Abstract

Theauthorconsidersthelatestchallengesforthesustainabledevelopmentasdetermined bymodern evil. Its essence isnot limited tospecific sanctions orwar: itismultifacetedexpressed insimulacra and fakes, non-events and post-truth; producing moral blindness, neo-nationalism, xenophobia and Russophobia, cultural racism, and normal traumas inthe societyand nature. Actually, modern evil embodies aparallel entity inthe form ofanew Antichrist actingamong usonbehalf ofahigher reason and progressive humanity, while introducing chaos andinstability into peoples life worlds.The author uses interdisciplinary methods toexamine specificmanifestationsofmodernevil:temptationsofnovelty,hyper-consumptionandconspicuousconsumption,global,pragmaticallyorienteddigitalization,whichspreadsdestructivecontent.These manifestations ofmodern evil should bereplaced bythe sharing ofgoods and services,movement towards the ethics ofmodesty and national-sovereign digitalization. The demand forcooperation ofrepresentatives ofscientific and theological knowledge for the sake ofnew formsofsustainabledevelopmentmeetstherequirementsoftherealitiesofglobalcomplexityandnonlinearity. Such cooperation can become adriver ofthe humanitys active production ofgoodand humanism asthe main factor ofmovement tothe sane society functioning inharmony withhumanized scientific-technological innovations and authentic nature.