Technical optimism theoretical limits

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This work reveals a part of the technical optimism theoretical limits. The aim of the study is to represent the technical optimism as a modification of a spontaneous value mindset and to reveal the main theoretical limits of it. In this regard, the main categories of the technical optimism are described as a phenomenon (engineering as the wheal a priori, assertion of the engineering orientation to obtain benefits, technical reality acceptance), the technology axiological neutrality is identified and substantiated. The essence of the technical singularity is revealed as one of the options for describing the limit of the scientific and technological progress, and as one of the main modern optimistic technology concepts. The basic aspects of the epistemic and existential modalities of the technical optimism are revealed, that allows to see the basis of the technical reality axiological thematization. The main research methods are idiographic and nomothetic methods. The study is novel in that it identifies the technical optimism modalities.

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D. A. Rodionov

Samara National Research University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5219-5741

Postgraduate student of the department of philosophy

Russian Federation, 34, Moskovskoe Shosse (St.), Samara, 443086, Russian Federation


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