Izvestiya of Saratov University.

Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy

ISSN 1819-7671 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1948 (Online)

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Crisis Spiritual Tradition in European Culture and Causes of Social Collapse: Philosophical Aspect

Orlov Mikhail Olegovych, Saratov State University

The problems of the crisis of traditional spiritual Western or Russian
civilizations` values have not found the sufficient reflection both in Russian
and in Western social philosophy. and the term «value» is used in a
completely different and sometimes contradictory meanings. This is a
significant methodological obstacle in understanding through the terms
of «value» the urgent problems of crisis transmission of philosophical
and religious beliefs, ethical and aesthetic standards, a sense of responsibility
for the fate of the native country. Therefore, in the present
issue these phenomena, implemented in social and personal dimension,
will be referred to the concept of «spiritual experience» and the term
«spiritual tradition» will denote the mechanisms of transmission of spiritual
experience from the generation to the generation. The specificity
of the research material has required a special approach associated
with the need for attraction the methods of history and textual history
(ie texts history `) for connecting theological and philosophical ideas
that are in a relationship of continuity or confrontation.


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