Mythological Thinking in Terms of Symbolic Consumption

Mythological thinking and symbolic consumption are closely linked. We have not seen myth at modern stage an archaic relic of the past, but the contemporary models, sets the tone for the development of social relationships between individuals. Myths are generally surround a person, they have retained their property, but their symbols and images are upgraded their content. The article considers the exposure of any person to mythological thinking, which calls for a certain behavior.

Art Avant-Garde in the Modern Culture: Philosophical Aspect

This article it devoted to cultural-philosophical analysis of a phenomenon of art avant-garde and its role in the sociocultural space of modern society. The questions of the status of the artist creating in the conditions of the ambiguous modern art are carried out. Interrelations of external parameters of sociocultural reality and dynamics of development of the modern art under the influence and in interaction with these parameters are analyzed. 

Mentality and Mental Setup as Categories of Social Philosophy

The article considers the methodological foundations of international and Russian studies of mentality within the framework of different approaches in the XIX–XX centuries. Having analyzed interpretations of the categories mentality and mental setup and their interrelation in a number of studies, the author’s justification of the differentiation of these categories in social philosophy is offered.

Methodological Function of Nothing as the Modern Philosophy Category

In the article the specificity of methodological function of nothing as category in philosophy and science is revealed. Special attention is paid to methodological function of this category in existentialism, religious philosophy and theology.

Health as an Ontological Phenomenon

Phenomenological analysis of health is presented in article and main ontological properties of health are discussed. Universality of health as natural and social phenomenon is shown. Author’s definition of health is given.

In what Descartes Doubts?

The article considers the ontological systems of Descartes, namely his famous point of doubt. Following the instructions of Husserl, the author proposes to make a careful analysis of the traditional method of a thinker. 

Riskology in the Philosophical Perspective

In article are considered scientific structure and philosophical content of riskology in the context of its multidisciplinary nature.

Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis of the Term «Sufism»

Article deals with the linguistic analysis of the concept of Sufism. Different meanings of the notion discussed and a proper definition educed. Etymological and philosophical study of the terms «Sufism» and «Tasawwyf» shows conceptual difference between these two concepts. Genesis of the notion Sufism is complex and multifaceted. 

The Ontological Bases of Tradition in a Mirror of the Social-Philosophical Analysis

Article considers the ontological bases of tradition from social philosophy position. Author analyzes the basic characteristics of tradition, and also social-philosophical approaches – institutional, communication and structurally functional, in which frameworks conceptualization of traditional problematic occurs.

How cinema changes social reality: The social impact entertainment

Introduction.The article deals with the analysis of media concepts that describe, justify and reinforce the social infl uence of the fi lm content. Cinema can change not only social psychology, but directly determine social action, just as advertising determines consumer behavior. Theoretical analysis. The author examines the theoretical and practical origins of the concept of “social impact entertainment”, starting with the theoretical generalizations of M.