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The World of the Human: Uncertainty As a Challenge. M.: Lenand, 2019 520 p.

Abstract: In the modern era, humanity is experiencing an acute and uncomfortable situation of uncertainty. No one can predict with certainty not only the distant, but also the near future, and this new situation has a significant impact on the self-identity of mankind. Does humanity have a future? Is the crisis of the age of globalization its’ last? The authors of this book, well-known domestic and foreign scientists - philosophers, mathematicians, physicists, psychologists - in their articles consider methodological, natural and social aspects of the problem of uncertainty. This phenomenon requires an interdisciplinary approach for its study, and the theory of self-organization, or synergetics, is one of the interdisciplinary methodologies. Modern social problems - the digital economy, network spaces, the coming fourth industrial revolution - again actualize synergetics, and the sphere of influence of the synergetic paradigm includes not only social but also humanitarian Sciences. The book continues the tradition of complex interdisciplinary research of man, which is based on the work of the outstanding Russian philosopher Ivan Timofeevich Frolov (1929-1999). The book will be useful to philosophers and representatives of various fields of science, as well as a wide range of readers interested in the latest achievements of science and technology, and problems and methods of research prospects of man and humanity.

Pavel Tishchenko & Boris Yudin. Bioethics and Journalism

Pavel Tishchenko & Boris Yudin. Bioethics and Journalism. Moscow: Publishing House “Adamant”, 2011. – 76 pp.  ISBN 978-5-86103-110-3

The authors of this book uncover the role of the mass media in the emergence and evolution of bioethics. The book addresses the responsibility borne by journalists in reporting stories related to suffering – both physical and spiritual. Not only are journalists responsible for simply telling the stories of human suffering, they are also responsible for supplying the population with an appropriate linguistic context for processing, understanding and relating to that suffering. The book provides an in-depth bioethical analysis of the case of Snezhana Mitina v. journalist Alexander Nikonov – a case that was heard by a special ad hoc committee of the Public Board for Media Appeal of the Russian Federation’s Journalists’ Union. To conclude, the authors present a series of moral principles that they believe to be particularly relevant for journalists covering issues of bioethics.


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