The Problem of Guilt and Responsibility in Postwar Germany

BerlinToday in the culture of modern society, on the one hand, the negative attitude to totalitarianism is declared, on the other hand, there is real danger of its restoration.

Some countries have endured the totalitarian period in their history, so the question of need of overcoming such a past as well as question of steady attitude towards this past are evident. Continue reading

Violence as a Noumenon

violenceThe presentation is devoted to substantiation and disclosure of the thesis that violence is an important factor of social and domestic life of a person is due to the fact that he is a thinking being, not the result of any special physical or social organizations.

The concept “violence” is used here as a generalized term for such concepts as aggression, destructiveness, cruelty. Continue reading

The Intentions of Social Revolutions: Freedom as A Condition for Changing Paradigms

PoliticalToday the political and social space of the world has unstable, internal political and social development.

Such instability of development is designated by unpredictability of the social world, his vulnerability from accidents. In many respects, the immanence of accidents is shown in consciousness of the individual which finds purposeful activity under the influence of the dominating social paradigm. Continue reading

The Ethical Component of The Sociopolitical Changes

GlobalizationModern problems of society and political authorities often minimise the nature of the relationship of public power and citizen, because the political regime determines the degree of social freedoms.

Studying social world even as it agreed to talk about how a totalitarian regime from authoritarianism and democracy, but attempts to more accurately classify their diversity leveled many intermediate modes of organization and implementation authorities. Continue reading

Extrapolation of Custom to Lie In Everyday Life into Working Environment

Lie In EverydayThe habit of lying that is formed in the childhood, in adulthood may decrease (with the reduction of the authoritarian pressure from the outside) or increase (apart from the authoritarian pressure of the parents, for example, pressure from a husband / wife is added), but it does not disappear.

There is a logical question about the possible transfer of the habit of lying in everyday life in the sphere of professional activity of a person. The subject of the distortion of facts and information was studied by the well-known scholars: Z. Freud, J. Maritten, A. Camus, B. Russell, M. Foucault, A. Gramsci, A. Toynbee, K. Jaspers, specific research and tests were performed by G. Marcuse, Continue reading

Divergent Tendencies of Modern Society as a Factor of Globalization

GlobalizationAnalyzing the current social situation, it is impossible to ignore those trends that determine the face of the world today. First of all, it is about those processes that testify to the real divergence of the world community, while the information context of the ongoing social transformations often plays a decisive role.

The emergence of new information and computer technologies 44 significantly influenced the culture, and also determined Continue reading

The New Legal Paradigm of Ukrainian Democracy

ukrainian democracyFor a long time, the dominant norm of political thinking and practice had been the ideology of McKiawellism, in which politics and morality were viewed as inconsistent.

However, in the twentieth century, especially in its second half, this ideology has largely exhausted its potential and moral “justification.” 7 After the policy became public, the people gradually realized their right and obligation to participate directly in Continue reading

Nihilism and Ontological Nature of Violence

ViolenceThe disclosure of ontological nature of violence is directly related to the problem of “ontological nihilism”. The term “nihilism” was put into philosophical lexicon by German philosopher F. Jacobi in the context of the message to I. Fichte, and was received the most significant and radical disclosure in the work of another German philosopher F. Nietzsche. Continue reading

Introduction to Negotiations in Politics

Political negotiationsSpeaking of politics, international issues, governmental policy, to ones’ mind comes the concept of negotiations. People use to negotiate on a daily basis, solving different problems and trying to understand each other. Negotiation is the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions Continue reading

Biopolitics Phenomena Emergence in the Modern Political Discourse

BiopoliticsAt the beginning of the XXI century it became clear that the term “biopolitics” has somewhat contradictory meanings in politics and science. There are different approaches to the definition of biopolitics, depending on the time of its use, the country and the specialization of a scientist who deals with its interpretation. The research of various aspects of biopolitics was carried out by such scholars as R. Kjellen, M. Foucault, M. Hardt, J. Agamben, A. Negri, L. Caldwell, A. Somit, T. Torson, T. Lemke, A. V. Oleskin. Continue reading