The Eternal Recurrence of the Text: from Nietzsche to Post-structuralism

The article is devoted to influence of F. Nietzsche’s concept of history of philosophy on corresponding practice of poststructuralists like R. Bartes, J. Derrida, G. Deleuze in the history of philosophy field. The conceptual basis of the specified influence is shown through the significant for F. Nietzsche doctrine about Eternal Recurrence. However, the article discovers the aspect from a heritage of F. Nietzsche’s thought in the history of philosophy that missed by the postmodernists. It is the personal influence aspect.

The Basictrends of Virtualizationof the Social in the Information Age

In this article the phenomenon of virtualization of the social reality is considered. There are many definitions of virtualization in the scientific literature.Some authors define virtualization as a replacement of reality by the images; others prefer to consider virtualization as a process of creating an alternative social space. Recently, virtualization is increasingly defined as a combination of virtuality and reality. In fact, the significant transformation of the fundamentals of social life is a distinctive feature ofvirtualization of the sociality in the information period.

The Secular and the Religious Aspects in Modern Education

One of the peculiarities of modern communication is the desire to learn another culture not singling out its values, i.e. the qualitative characteristics of the modern world development is the unconditional priority of knowledge over traditions. Thus, the immanent aspiration of any culture to a dialogue is opposed to the actual running globalization. Modern globalization process is, first of all, the birth of the new social system, built on the domination of informational technologies.

Negative Social Communications

The article discusses the process of social communication in terms of its negative effect on human existence. The author conceptualizes the idea of negative social communication in the context of postmodernism and claims that an increased number of social interactions in postmodern society can be harmful for the nature of communication. The author believes that postmodern society should be considered as a system of social flows, unlike the previous paradigm (i.e. modernity).

Intercultural Discursive Strategy: Socio-Philosophical Analysis of Interaction between Russia and China

One of the major challenges of our time is to create a new conceptual framework for implementation, interpretation and prediction of interaction between Russia and China in the area of contemporary intercultural discourse. The choice of strategies of intercultural interaction of Russian and Chinese culture bearers is objectively defined by culture coordinate system in the range of the implementation of management strategies. Examining Russian and Chinese interaction experience creates science base necessary for analyzing and forecasting the processes of successful international dialogue.

The Ontological Meaning of the Concept of Contemplation in the Philosophy of Plotinus

The article deals with the ontological status of the concept of contemplation in the philosophy of Plotinus. The author reveals the nature and methodological foundations of Plotinus ’general approach to analysis of the contemplation and its relationship with the teleological vision of the Good in Platonism. The structure of contemplation is investigated in the context of the relationship of various levels of natural existence. Special attention is paid to the relationship of contemplation with the key concepts for Plotinus like the soul, the mind, and the one.

Sofia as an Image of Eternal Feminine in the Philosophy of V. S. Solovyov

The paper understands the image of Sophia as the eternal feminine in the concept of V. S. Solovyov, analyzes the preconditions for emergence of the image, and also examines the role of femininity in the context of development of Russian religious philosophy. Sophia can exist in two main forms, the created and the uncreated that makes the key issue in analysis of Solovyov’s philosophical views the understanding that both forms of Sofia are relevant only to the world, separated from God.

Post-Eventuality and the Subject of Absence in the Objective Phenomenology of Alain Badiou

The article considers the ontological significance of the objective phenomenology of Alain Badiou, as it is presented in his works «Logic of worlds» and «Second manifesto for philosophy». The author compares Badiou’s phenomenology with the phenomenological projects of Husserl and Heidegger, noting its subject less character.

The Relation of Body and Mind – a Fundamental Issue concerning Human Identity

The actual debate on human identity is dominated by a one-sided definition of person: It focuses on rationality, language and consciousness of time, in brief on self-consciousness. The relevance of the body is constrained to its physiological functions. Yet as lived body it is also an expression of the inner life, of feelings, emotions and mental acts. As expression of the variety of intentional acts the relation of body and mind can be defined as a symbolic relation, as Ernst Cassirer, an important representative of neo-Kantianism, argues.

The Analog and the Digital as the Types of Construction and Destruction of Being

The analog type of thinking reality takes the form as initial point of reflection. The digital type takes as initial points of reflection the formula and the code. Example of analog type of reflection is thinking of antiquity. In antique science starting point of reflection is a form, and the formula is always based on the form. Example of digital type of reflection is Western science. It turns over the relationship between the form and the formula. The form here is understood on basis of the formula. Let’s question: does the cognitive capabilities of analog type reflection are exhausted?