Der 16. Weltkongress für Philosophie

Volume 3, 1983

Sektions-Vorträge II - Résumés des sections II - Section Papers II

A. D. Ursul
Pages 585-588

Man and the Universe
the Concept of Anthropogeocosmism

Alternative world views which make an absolute of space exploration either as a positive or negative phenomenon (astronautical optimism versus cosmophobia) are considered. The concept of "anthropogeocosmism", a transition from the traditional "anthropogeocentrism" to "anthropocosmism", is opposed to these doctrines. "Anthropocosmism" reflects the emergence of the Man - Earth - Universe System in a scientific world view, Sponsoring accelerating scientific-technical and social progress on Earth, and optimizing the terrestrial and cosmic activities for the benefit of man.