Published in journal "Philosophy and Culture", 2013-8 in rubric "Editor-in-Chief's column", pages 1043-1046.
Resume: The article contains non-trivial interpretation of the social chaos. The author takes the concept of Jean Baudrillard as a basis, and then he shows that the breaks of history, various catastrophes and extreme events should not be regarded as failures within the planned, linear and rational development of the social processes. The chaos is not a deviation from the established historical roadmap. It does not exist as a backside of the rational interpretation of social processes. J. Baudrillard shows that social cataclysms, and extraordinary events are regular, since they are similar and they correspond to the social system itself. At the same time, the author notes the inconsistency of thoughts of the French philosopher, who considers that the ripening of the social disasters allows to get rid of irrational formations to some degree. Therefore, the critical pathetic of his original concept is not consistent. The position of the French philosopher is such that chaos gives birth to chaos, and at the same time it frees the historic process from various mystical events. It obviously requires additional arguments or more convincing illustrations.
Keywords: philosophy, chaos, history, cataclysm, society, rationalism, irrationalism, accident, regular evil, virtuality.
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