ALIENATED KNOWLEDGE IN THE AGE OF INFORMATIZATION

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Iryna Siliutina

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The article describes the features of alienated knowledge in the information age. A brief cultural and historical diachronic section of the analyzed issue is presented, as well as the actualization of this issue during the coronavirus pandemic. For the past two hundred years, labor and capital have been considered sources of wealth and prosperity. However, in the second half of the XX-beginning of the XXI century, the information revolution demonstrated that the basic value is knowledge, information, namely the worker-intellectual, the man of mental labor. This change of emphasis has had its consequences. One of them is the phenomenon of alienated knowledge. Therefore, the article outlines this concept from the anthropological point of view and describes the basic concepts of the information society. The research focuses on the analysis of Western European scientific developments, as this aspect of the problem in the works of Ukrainian scientists has been studied incompletely and very partially.


It was found that the main value in the modern production process is a man of intellectual labor, an intellectual with a unique knowledge-intensive and efficient resource. Hence, the activities of new companies are aimed at attracting, maintaining and providing quality financing for such employees. Therefore, for continuous development, it is important to have mental workers, ensure and maintain their constant commitment to the organization, and increase the productivity of their activities. It has also become apparent that the unique contribution of the intellectual to the modern work environment is becoming increasingly complex due to the progressive involvement of complex IT components, which can range from basic automation of repetitive actions to complex knowledge work. Therefore, modern companies work on the principles of loyalty, adaptability and active participation. Successfully thought-out and correctly applied IT communication plays an important role in the production process. However, with the increasing use of automated systems, the focus on the result is a more acute problem - the alienation of people in the workplace. The modern worker may be in a computerized or semi-computerized environment. Thus, the phenomenon of alienation progresses and takes on new dimensions.


The article provides a brief diachronic digression into the study of this concept from different points of view. It also analyzes in detail the causes and consequences of the alienation of knowledge in the workplace and factors that predict future alienation of knowledge. The evolutionary nature of technology, taking into account the highly developed capabilities of cognitive computing agents, may lead to the fact that the technology will not act as an isolated precursor component of the working environment but also extends to the precursor component.

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Siliutina, I. . (2021). ALIENATED KNOWLEDGE IN THE AGE OF INFORMATIZATION. Global Prosperity, 1(3-2), 64–76. Retrieved from http://gprosperity.org/index.php/journal/article/view/47
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Iryna Siliutina, of Law, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University

Iryna Siliutina, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Cultural Studies and Information Activities, Faculty of Law, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, ave. Central, 59a, 93406 Severodonetsk, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7668-7820