Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-7671 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1948 (Online)


The Institutional Person: Developing a Philosophical Conception

The paper is devoted to the formation of the philosophical conception
of the institutional person. The paper considers the existing scientific
theories of the institutional person, analyses a possibility of using new
categories and stresses a necessity for working out new conceptions
of the description of social realia of the modern word. The formation
and direction for the development of the philosophical conception
of the institutional person as a conception of the correspondence of

Historical Transformation of Elite Power in the Problem Field of Social Philosophy

The article is devoted to the social and philosophical analysis of the historical changes of the elite power. There is made an attempt to identify the differences between elite power from the power of the elites. From this point of view, there are various approaches to study the ruling groups. And the hermeneutic approach is set off in the article. Based on it there is defined the elite of the text (the public), the elite of the subtext (behind the scenes), and the elite of the context (the real conditions of its existence).

The Methodology of the Social Research of the Institutional Person

The paper considers the methodology of the social research of the institutional person and a possibility of working out a universal methodology for an interdisciplinary investigation of the person and an analysis of the social being by interdisciplinary sciences.

N. Taleb's “Black Swan” as a Philosophical Reflexation of Riskogenic Society

The research focus of the publication is the theory of the “Black Swan” of the modern philosopher N. Taleb, which is considered in the context of the risky measurement of society. “Black Swans” – events that have extremely low predictability, in terms of their impact, can dramatically transform the world. Today, the society is filled with extremely unpredictable events, which make its development as vague as possible.

State, Society and Religion in West-European Civilization

For many ages society has been managed by different kind of states, from primitive to the most complicated. The history of religion in the space of Western Europe civilization is mostly the one of interrelations of churches and state institutes. The theme the article deals with is especially actual in the modern globalizing world.

From Safety of XX Century to Culture of Safety of XXI Century

Social and political lifes reality causes the needs of recomprehending of the traditional imagines of safety. Previous view of its solution shows its transient character in consequence of the theory and the practice were found in front of necessity of making present phenomenas new paradigm. With a great share of probability we can state that the answer should search attached to investigation of varied problems of safety culture.

Art in Intellectual Aerial of the Modern Society

In the article «Art in intellectual aerial of the modern society» is produced trial of the inspecting art as the one of the factors which is directing development of the society. The factors lost their meanings. Appealing to the moment of the appearing of the creating efforts of the human, the author does the conclusion that those efforts appeared on the special basis of the attitude human with the world.

The Problem of the Meaning of Life in the Philosophy of the Confucius

This article deals with some fundamental aspects of the philosophical ideas of the great Chinese thinker the Confucius. The author of the article tries to explore the Confuciuss views according to the circle of philosophical problems of the sense of life.

The Axiological Aspect of Money Phenomenon

The problems of identifying the essence and definition of money, designation of various methodological approaches to the phenomenon in the context of modern domestic researches are considered in the article. The function of money extended beyond economic factors limits intensifies the existential-axiological component of the phenomenon. This allows us to refer to the axiological approach in the money phenomenon study.

About Rhetoric of Crisis in Philosophy

The article discusses the topic of the crisis of modern philosophy. This theme is presented as special crisis rhetoric not interested in philosophy. Rhetoric contrasts to theme of philosophy as a way of escaping from the externally imposed rhetorical tricks. As a result, attempt to define a specific mode of existence of philosophy and the philosopher is given.