12 December 2018
11 December 2018
10 December 2018
Against such a background optimism in the world of today is not a simple matter. There are no better words to describe universal feeling than those of Henry David Thoreau in “Slavery in Massachusetts:” "I have lived for the last month with the sense of having suffered a vast and indefinite loss. I did not know at first what ailed. At last it occurred to me that what I had lost was a country." Unlike Thoreau we are losing not so much our countries, although some may lose their countries as well, but something greater. We are losing the modern world, or the world of Modernity. It, and its ideals of moral progress, now rapidly disappear behind us. Our journey will end up some day with the discovery of some new global world in which all traditional moral virtues will shine as they did at times in our world, as they did when we told ourselves we might be both better off and better.
The cellular globalization process not only changes the material decor of life but radically converts the set of basic values, the notions of social time and human space, i.e. human existence as such. The historical mission of Henry Thoreau was to enable us to preserve the beauty of Walden ‘the place’ and Walden ‘the symbol’ of transcendental correspondence. The all-penetrating cellular globalization sets a new task. We need to make this world more livable not only on a worldwide scale but mainly in the place where you stay. In principle, escape mission: possible. Continuity of human experience prevails.
The article discusses the status of philological, historical and philosophical argument in the theoretical justification of the ancient mythology, undertaken by Georg Friedrich Creuzer in Germany at the turn of the XIX century. The discussion arround the romantic mythology project is analyzed. A paradoxical synthesis of the political argument, theory's positive-scientific standards of verification and allegorical symbols hermeneutics of romantic symbolism and mythology project supporters and critics become the subject of special attention. There is stated a hypothesis of conditionality of described argumentative strategies by the need to versatile Neoplatonic philosophy rehabilitation as the source of the romantic theory of symbol and myth, as well as to the statement of the transcendental for the history eternal truths symbolic body.