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A.Ya. Flier. A systematic model of the social functions of culture

 

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IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF HISTORY AND CULTURE (A.Ya. Flier's column)

A.V. Kostina, A.Ya. Flier. Ternary functional model of culture (continued)

V.M. Rozin. Features and constitution of musical reality

N.A. Khrenov. Russian culture at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries: the Gnostic "Renaissance" in the context of symbolism (continued)

 

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CULTURAL REFLECTIONS

I.V. Kondakov. The cat as a cultural hero: from Puss in Boots to Schrodinger's Cat

N.A. Khrenov. A Century later: the tragic experience of Soviet Culture (continued)

I.E. Isakas. Hypothesis. The Christmas tree is a symbol of the second coming of Christ

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A.Ya. Flier. Is culture inevitable? (on the limits of the social usefulness of culture) (Philosophical dystopia)

A.A. Pelipenko. Culture as an inevitability (on the subjective status of culture)


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Rozin Vadim Markovich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Leading Research Worker,
Institute of Philosophy of
the Russian Academy of Sciences
e-mail: rozinvm@gmail.com

“The End of the World”
in Scientific and Humanitarian Understanding

Abstract: The article analyzes the situation which has arisen because of numerous eschatological interpretations of the future of the Universe and the Earth. Such interpretations leave no chance to humanity at all, or predict us a miserable future due to cosmic cataclysms which are likely to happen. The author proves on the material of his own methodological research in different scientific fields, as well as the works of Hannah Arendt, that such estimations implying disasters are associated with scientific understanding of the Universe, although this understanding has already been questioned by V.Kazyutinsky. The paper discusses alternative, more optimistic versions of the understanding of the Universe: historical-cultural, religious, methodological ones. It is concluded that there are various alternatives to the worldview given by rationalism and science.

Keywords: the Universe, humanity, the future, interpretation, history, culture, theory, scheme.

[1] David-Neel A. Mystics and Magicians in Tibet. Moscow: Vasanta, 1992. P. 99.
[2] Ibidem. P. 105-106.
[3] Ibidem. P. 100.
[4] Creations of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople. St. Petersburg .: St. Petersburg Theological Academy Press, 1896.  Vol. 2.1. P. 394.
[5] Ardent H. The Conquest of Space and the Stature of Man. // Ardent H. Between Past and Future. Moscow: Gaidar University Press, 2014. P. 403.
[6] According to a definition by A.L. Zelmanov, cosmology is a "physical theory of the Universe as a whole, including the theory of everything covered by astronomical observations as a part of the Universe". Kazyutinsky agrees with this definition saying that "in spite of all the uniqueness of the object of cosmology, it is still a physical object". (Kazyutinsky V.M. Tradition and Revolution in Contemporary Astronomy. Thesis on candidacy for degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Moscow: Institute of Philosophy of the RAS., 1999,  P. 10, 32).
[7] Ardent H. Between Past and Future. P. 131-132.
[8] "The observable properties are rigidly connected with the numerical values of some fundamental physical constants. If these constants were just a little different, the existence atoms, stars, galaxies in the Universe would be impossible, and there would be no conditions appropriate for the emergence of humans, the observers". (Kazyutinsky V.M. Tradition and Revolution in Contemporary Astronomy. P. 49). That’s why we have another explanation - theological one, which says, that "man is the purpose of evolution of the Universe, given by transcendental conditions" (Ibidem, P. 50). But if the Universe defines the meaning and the purpose of human existence, then a cosmologist, studying it, thus studies himself and the nature of man (a spirit cognizing the spiritual?). Do not we pass to the field of humanities?
[9] Ibidem. P. 26, 27, 30, 31.
[10] Ibidem. P. 33.
[11] Ibidem. P. 34.
[12] Bibikhin V.V. Thru A.F. Losev’s Stories // Siberian Orthodox Newspaper. 2005. № 1. [Electronic resource]. URL .: http://www.ihtus.ru/012005/c1.shtml
[13] Ardent H. Between Past and Future. P. 401-402.
[14] Ibidem. P. 392, 398.
[15] Ibidem. P. 395, 400-401.
[16] Ibidem. P. 409, 412.
[17] Ibidem. P. 112, 115.
[18] Ibidem. P. 104.
[19] Ibidem. P. 136.
[20] Ibidem. P. 411.

 

 

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