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Contemporary Ideological Struggle and Scientific-Technological Revolution

(Original title: Súčasný ideologický boj a vedeckotechnická revolúcia)
Filozofia, 31 (1976), 4, 371-384.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak
The problem of the scientific-technological revolution, the interpretation of its character, substance,, historical task and perspectives for human society occupies an important place in Marxist and idealist philosophy. Unlike the Marxist social sciences that do not ignore the contradictoriness and complexity of the scientific-technological revolution, but scientifically correctly analyze it., the bourgeois ideologists remain helpless at evaluating its reach to the social-economic development and in most cases they see in it a threat to the very existence of mankind. As the author of the paper points out, it stems from their class limitation and inability to see that scientific-technological revolution in its development deepens the antagonisms of their society, undermines the grouds of monopolist capitalism and that it can advance in a full dynamism only in the new social system — in socialism. The author introduces a whole display of views of bourgeois ideologists for whom pessimism from the perspectives of the overtechnicized world is symptomatic, and puts them into contrast with the optimistic understanding of the inevitable regular scientifictechnological progress of the Marxist-Leninists. He states that the development of the scientific-technological revolution will in many respects determine the further course of competition of two world social systems and that the connection of the achievements of the scientific-technological revolution with the merits of the socialist way of production will safeguard the gigantic possibilities for an unprecedented advancement of science and technology and for man’s creative powers.
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