PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MILITARY‐TECHNICAL REVOLUTION OF THE XXI CENTURY
At the beginning of the XXI century the term military‐technical revolution (MTR) was increasingly used. The article presents its philosophical analysis and the history of its appearance, gives main features of revolutions, substantiates their number relying on analytical research in the field of hilosophy of society and in the field of philosophy of war, both domestic and foreign experts. The connection between revolution and technical and technological structure of society, on the one hand, and changes in the nature of modern warfare, terms and scale of the development of hostilities, on the other, is shown. Proceeding from traditional philosophical thoughts on philosophy of technology, author focused on transformations characteristic of modern warfare, the importance of ontological and anthropological factors in modern military affairs. Author relies on a wide illustrative material that made it possible to show changes in the sixth military‐technical revolution. As an example (a kind of Case study method), author examines nature of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic military systems in modern warfare. Based on specific material, author proves that the character of modern warfare is hybrid in nature, but hybridity itself is heterogeneous in nature. The latter made it possible to assert the existence of a transitional period between the sixth and the seventh military‐technical revolutions.
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