The Life of a Modern Person: Philosophical Reflections




person, society, philosophy, coronavirus pandemic, social change, systemic crisis


The paper examines the main changes in the life and activity of modern person under the influence of the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of this article is to analyze the attributes of human life in a pandemic world. The object of the research – the life of a modern person in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It is emphasized that a modern person is faced with the inconsistency of his life strategies with the logic and content of objective processes caused by the spread of the coronavirus and the emergence of severe restrictions on his freedoms, rights and directions of activity Based on the dialectics of the objective and the subjective in social development, the authors distinguish and analyse the following consequences of the new global threat: the "impoverishment" of the human lifeworld, frozen social life, lack of contacts; more intense virtualisation of human life – digital is the new king; restricted face-to-face communication; the impossibility of travel and direct knowledge of cultural achievements of other countries.


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Author Biographies

Vadym ZUBOV , Classical Private University, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia

(PhD, Dr. of Science in Philosophy) is a Professor of the Department of Theology and Humanitarian disciplines at Classical Private University, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia. His areas of interest include philosophy of religion, social philosophy. Vadym Zubov is the author of 2 monographs and more than 60 scientific papers. Recent publications are “The Problem of Man in the Work of Augustine the Blessed On the City of God”, “The Main Ideas of Aurelius Augustine about the State”.

Lyudmyla KRYVEGA, Zaporizhzhia National University (Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine)

(PhD, Dr. of Science in Philosophy) is a Professor of the Department of Social Philosophy and Public Administration at Zaporizhzhia National University, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Her areas of interest include social philosophy, history of philosophy. Lyudmyla Kryvega is the author of 2 monographs, 2 textbooks and more than 80 scientific papers. Some of the recent publications are: “Man in the Modern Media Space”; “World Tourism: Philosophy of Change”, “Africa in the World Coordinates of Development”, “Philosophy of Change in Modern Saudi Arabia”.


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How to Cite

ZUBOV , V., & KRYVEGA, L. (2021). The Life of a Modern Person: Philosophical Reflections. WISDOM, 18(2), 96–101.