Nikolay Karamzin was a special person of his time. He was the first Russian traveler who went to the West not to learn, but to observe, he was the reformer of the Russian language, combining Russian identity with European words, and the first Russian historian, Russian "Tacitus". Karamzin, no doubt, has created a new type of Russian cultural person, which has come a long way to understand what means to be an enlightened individual.
In the paper the history of concept " new people " on materials of the Russian classical literature as it is presented to S.A.Nikolsky's monographies " Russian outlook “ New people ” as idea and the phenomenon: experience of judgement in domestic philosophy and the classical literature 40-60-х years of XIX century. (М.: Progress-tradition, 2012)is considered.
The new German text of A.F. Losev (1893–1988), his brief annotations of the four earlier works, is introduced into scientific circulation for the first time and translated into Russian. The Russian translation has been prepared printed on original typo-script from the personal archive of the philosopher. The commentary to the translation presents results if the synoptic comparison of this text with other Losev's published texts which gives reasons to date the German text on the beginning of 1920s, before summer 1923. All conjectures are put in angle brackets. German words for some terms are put in brackets. The paralells from the Version 2 und Version 3 are remarked in the commentary. All editor's notes and remarks in the citations from Version 3 are reproduced: author's underlines are shown with bolts, strikethroughs are put in square brackets, conjectures and editor's remarks are put in angle brackets.
The essay on thinking of thinking. The article is motivated by the 80-th birth anniversary of outstanding psychologist and pedagogue V.V. Davydov who was engaged, in collaboration with D.B. Elkonin, in elaboration of psychological foundations and pedagogical practices of developing education. The program he has devised focused on the advance of schoolchildren’s capacity for theoretical thinking and formation of readiness, inclination and capacity for conceptual thinking. An attempt to apply V.V. Davydov’s ideas to analysis of the thinking per se is made. Special attention is given to reflexion and intuition.
The article deals with the problems of Evil, Good and Dignity in the thought of Leo Tolstoy that are considered in the perspective of Tolstoy’s criticism of the State bureaucracy and the dehumanization of the Man. Tolstoy was one of the first to examine the concept of “Mass Man” and showed its entrenching in public opinion and ideology in consequence of the law of inertia. The law countervailing social inertia is the law of infection. Tolstoy understood it as wavy spread better from one Human being to another, the involvement of all in a genuine (religious) life through self-denial and in living not for oneself, but for others and for God. Criticism of the State was not meant to anarchic destruction, but rather was connected with his faith in the spontaneous ability of the autonomous individual for responsible judgments and deeds.
In article the thesis that L. Shestov’s irrationalism is the form of the protest against the indifferent to human tragedy culture, which have subordinated individual existence to rational schemes, is proved. Philosophy of L. Shestov is a prevention of accident threatening to mankind to which the rationalism hypertrophy as a cultural value conducts.
Author – the protagonist of Karl Popper’s critical rationalism – considers critically Karl Popper’s philosophy of open society.Subject of the article contains: 1) risks and contretemps of methodological individualism; 2) risks of social development ignored by Popper’s philosophy of open society; 3) author’s conception of human, social and governmental openness.
The author shows that in times of great social upheavals even rationally thinking philosophers sometimes resorted to mythological images for understanding and explaining what was happening. Frank also resorted to the semi-lingual symbolism of the dead as a force acting in life. However, in Russian culture the theme of Necropolis, dead souls, a dead house, speaking in the graves of the dead (in Dostoevsky's novel Bobok) sounded quite distinctly. In his classic article De Profundis Frank quite consciously turned to this novel of Dostoevsky for an explanation of quite concrete political realities. But is it possible in reality the influence of the dead. But when social approaches do not work, people reluctantly turn to mythology. The appeal to the theme of the dead is the reaction of the society experiencing a deep crisis. It should be taken into account that the pre-revolutionary years are the years when what Mamardashvili calls “social alchemy” arises. That is, overcoming reality. The author shows that such alchemy is fraught with social catastrophe.
The analysis of the specific points of relationships between the individuality and the state in Nara period.
An attempt to be taken in the current paper can be considered as two-way analysis of the “Japanese trace” in the philosophy of Jacques Derrida: its reception and accommodation in Japan, first, and the the matisation of Japan in it, second. Definitely speaking, authors objectify the circumstances among which “Letter to a Japanese Friend” was written: its form, reason, addressing. Special attention has been paid to the problem of translation of “deconstruction” into Japanese (two variants of translation, presented by Yura Kimiyoshi and Maruyama Keizaburo, are considered), and to the context of the first publication of the “Letter” (in Japanese). Also a critical view of academic and more widespread acceptation of “deconstruction philosophy” in Japan is presented. The chronology of Derrida’s meeting with Japan as “the place of thinking and writing” is traced from “Tokyo Odyssey” (1984) up to the polemics with Japanese speakers at ANY-conference in Yufuin (1992). The analysis of Derridean way of conceptualisation of Japanese (“thinking Japanese”) is based on such texts as “Ulysse gramophone”, “Faxitexture” etc. and is dealing with such concepts as “aleatory”, “insularity”, “exposition”, “adventure”, etc. Furthermore, authors are focused on the role of promise, an answer to a call (voice) in Derrida’s intellectual biography and encourage to discover implicit but also possible perspectives of investigation – like oriental letter-writing, which can be a part of “derridean ecriture macro-project” – as sort of a promise and productive way of thinking.
Article is devoted to the comparative analysis of some models of Human in social sciences. Creation of such models in economy and sociology is constant in all the time of their existence. This reseach interest is not abstract and motivated with the order to predict the consumer preferences of the person. Evolution of the ideas in this area is briefly tracked. The «homo economicus» is compared to image of human in Christianity and the person with rights and duties in law. The utilitarian character of "homo economicus" is emphasized. Outside all models is a potential of Human, that "it isn't theorized".
The author makes a hypothesis that transition from the idea of "homo economicus" to the concept “human capital development” is caused by impossibility to use the idea " homo economicus " in the practical purposes. The idea to count the “human capital" is actively implemented in the legislation and the international acts. Today a set of indicators which should be used when calculating "the human capital" is formed. At the same time use of this concept is speculative, and the ultimate goal of development of "the human capital" remains uncertain. The identification of the person is separately considered, the assumption is made that development of technologies of identification can lead to creation of the new model of human which is formed on his information traces.
In general the conclusion is drawn that ethical control not only of introduction of achievements in the field of biogenetics, but also behind programs of creation of the “new humanity» through “human capital development” and also behind use of technologies of remote identification
The article traces the influence of Cristian moral traditions that perceiv virtue and sin as diametrical opposites, on subsequent European culture (from the theory of ethical sentimentalism to Marxism). Various situations in which such a dichotomous approach fails are being discussed. A detailed analysis of how obvious evil in fact becomes non-obvious good is given.