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Sociologija
2000, vol. 42, iss. 1, pp. 43-54
article language: Serbian
document type: unclassified
published on: 02/06/2007
Culture between tradition and progress
Filozofski fakultet, Nikšić

Abstract

It has become that the present-day advancement in sciences and technology is to be blamed for the marginalization of the traditional values with the aim of causing the spiritual culture to become strictly functional and instrumentalized. In this way the spiritual culture is reduced to mass mediating consumersÆ culture which is in turn responsible for the loss of efficient mediating between the tradition and the progress. The prevalence of Objective Consciousness Myths in the society should be held responsible for the neglect of the old myths which were the spiritual and historic creations of mankind. The ensuing situation abounds regrettably in numerous proofs of culture both as a spiritual creation and self-creating human practice, lagging behind the material values of life. Scientific and technological civilization with the significant impact of sciences on the mind as well as on the spirit imposes the rule of the ownership logic providing for the artificially created needs to become the most pronounced human needs. Man believes that he is quite happy with the choices made by someone else on his behalf and while deluding himself with this feeling he is inclined to accept everything and anything that is being offered him. It appears that the contemporary civilization practically halts the progress thus causing the true values to recede when confronted with the material values of life. In view of all this an individual canÆt help becoming a slave to the circumstance in wich his existence is taking place. The great powers, particularly USA have become notorious for imposing their values and criteria upon others. Such values then dictate the derived demands for the import of graded democracy. No doubt that such policy is economically motivated, the ultimate goal being the leading role in world politics, economy and in military matters.

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