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Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy

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

Kamishin Alexey Sergeevich, Saratov State University

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). Here are also the features of the process of changing the types and structure of elite power in the contemporary ages. The author points the loss of “elitism” of the modern elite. It is noted that there are only the trappings of elitism, without its internal components in modern society. The article also highlights the fact that the fighting against the elitism brings more negative effects to the life in nowadays.


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