• Svitlana Grygorivna Pylypenko Phd in Philosophical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Chair of UNESCO and Social Protection State Biotechnological University
Keywords: network society, globalization, self‐care, transversality, paradigm, “integrated world capitalism”


The article is dedicated to the phenomenon of network society transversality which leads to new conceptualization of human in the context of new values formation and new opportunities. The multidimensionality of the current situation is outlined which needs new optics to comprehend the existing interactions that can serve as response to challenges of the postmodern era. It is emphasized that a person is left on his/her own in the situation of sociocultural paradoxes caused by modern global processes that put pressure on person’s existence.

The aim is to analyze situation of human in the context of network society in the optics of transversality as a paradigm of modernity. This actualizes the issues of group solidarity in the context of the network society, possible homogeneity / heterogeneity. We are talking, firstly, about semantics of a person in the planes of network society / network reality, and secondly, about semantics of transversality which resonate with the destruction and formation of the new configuration of interactions. The purpose of the article is to analyze human in the context of network society in the optics of transversality as the paradigm of flowing modernity.

A new fusion / heterogeneous entanglement arises, which within the framework of the concept of “transversality” becomes an optic and articulates the problem of both social space of network society and the problem of essence / existence of a person among which the leading place is taken by person’s concern for him/herself in information modernity.

Problematic field of transversality creates new intentions and interpretations of transformational processes of our time. It is noted that definition of transversality is the condition for overcoming intention of dispersion of human existence. The use of the marker “transversality” allows us to conclude that network society should be conceptualized as the phenomenon that involves both virtual and physical aspects of interaction which finally overcomes the linear approach to understanding of a person, social community and humanity as a whole.


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How to Cite
Pylypenko , S. G. (2021). HUMAN IN THE CONTEXT OF TRANSVERSALITY OF THE NETWORK SOCIETY. The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series "Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science", (64), 44-52.