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Voronin, A. A. The Bridge, or the History of the Extraterrestrial Civilization

Published in journal "Philosophy and Culture", 2014-12 in rubric "Meaning and silence", pages 1777-1793.

Resume: Discussions about the idea of the commonness of human history have been going on for the past century. In this article Voronin raises this question again and offers a mental experiment when he tries to imagine what the fate of civilization would be like if we unconditionally adopt the common history aim doctrine. The subject of research is the sources of this idea in different cultures and minds of individuals living in different times and different countries. Voronin tries to prove that the idea of the unity is ambivalent. The research method is the mental experiment performed in the genre of fantasy using techniques of defamiliarization and broken collage composition. The article contains both the proof and disproof of the idea of the common history, moreover, the latter is closely connected with the former and even result from them. According to the author, both approaches to history have had many variants and their contradictory relation creates the grounds for both the development and degradation of civilizations. The main conclusion made by the researcher is that there is certainly a problem but no solution has been found so far, therefore new discussions are necessary.

Keywords: legacy, world, existence, civilization, technology, faith, duty, myth, knowledge, revolution.

DOI: 10.7256/1999-2793.2014.12.13104

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