Biological and social understanding of human nature: biopolitical dimension

  • S. K. Kostiuchkov Kherson state university
Keywords: biopolitics, biosocial nature, coevolution, biocentrism, bioethics, biotechnology, population, bios, kulturhen


This paper examines the position of the biopolitical nature of man as a biosocial being given supplies of both the two spheres of life – natural, biological and social. The necessity of understanding of human nature, which by definition are bio-social importance of the approach to the definition of man as an integral, binary-konnotovanoyi of the «social individual – a species» which is characterized by symmetrical opposition – upposition social and biological. It was found that the main task of modern political science, and in particular bio-political studies presented appeals to rethink the political picture of the world in order to predict the development of a new order or a new chaos. Understanding the formation of a new global civilization worldview is today one of the most important problems, which is connected with the main problem of the modern world – the task of preserving life on the planet. It is concluded that the contradictions of human nature – between the biological and the social, physical and spiritual, universal and the particular, natural and artificial, rational and emotional – in today’s conditions are extremely sharp. The said situation requires more in-depth scientific analysis of human nature, the study of the structural level as human biosocial system.

Author Biography

S. K. Kostiuchkov, Kherson state university
PhD in political science, associate professor


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How to Cite
Kostiuchkov, S. K. (2014). Biological and social understanding of human nature: biopolitical dimension. Grani, 17(9), 72-76. Retrieved from