Keywords: Human creator, technical creativity, humanism, ethics of responsibility, Modernity, science, manufacturability, AI.


The article is devoted to the study of the problem of technical creativity, taking into account the specifics of its implementation in the early Modern period, which is fundamentally connected and is the prototype of modern technogenic civilization. A retrospective analysis of technical creativity can significantly expand the optics of understanding the imbalance that is rapidly forming between technological breakthroughs and the impulses coming from the world of technical creativity and the practical experience of adapting to technological challenges, let us say not only of the average person, but even of the Human Creator. After all, the modern era clearly demonstrates the consequences of the creator's alienation from the products of his or her own technical creativity. This happens both as a result of a person's loss of control due to the limitation of his or her own essential powers and the purposeful creation of anti-humanistic technologies that a priori undermine the balance of human and technological in the modern world. The article provides a comparative analysis of the manifestations and consequences of technical creativity, chronologically distinguished between the early and late Moderns. It has been proven that the Creator of the New Age radically denies the worldview of the Renaissance and represents himself as an intellectual of the Cartesian type. One of the priority tasks of this article is to clarify the differences between anthropological and utilitarian-functionalist interpretations of human activity and scientific and technological progress. Particular emphasis is placed on the fact that the Human Creator is personally responsible for the consequences of his actions. Adherence to the Code of Ethics will allow the inventor to strengthen the anthropological feasibility of the results of technical creativity and minimize the risks that are always an integral part of innovation. In this regard, the article attempts to find out, using the methodological potential of discursive ethics (K.-O. Apel), whether modern man is able to make an anthropological turn in the spirit of Socrates' moral maxim and Kant's ethics of duty, or whether his ideological inspiration is kinism and cynicism in their modern modifications, and the truth is determined only by the argument that is useful here and now. This logic of the study led to the use of the theoretical foundations of the Frankfurt School. It is proved that a person whose technical creativity loses its humanistic intentions automatically turns into a neo-Barbarian, and the results of his or her creative activity are marginalized.


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How to Cite
BAKUMENKO, O. (2024). HUMANISTIC ORIENTATION OF TECHNICAL CREATIVITY IN THE EARLY MODERN ERA. Dnipro Academy of Continuing Education Herald. Series: Philosophy, Pedagogy, 1(1), 32-38.
Dnipro Academy of Continuing Education Herald. Series: Philosophy, Pedagogy