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Philosophy of History: Interruption, Continuity, and Modernity (abstracts)

To Scatter, to Distract, and to Entertain

This paper is a meditation on the German word zerstreuen taken from the writings of Walter Benjamin. Zerstreuen is a verb which carries a particularly interesting multiplicity of connotations including the verbs: to scatter, to distract, and to entertain. By elucidating the nuances of this word, I will attempt to give the audience a glimpse into, what may be called, Walter Benjamin‘s attitudes towards ?our coming to terms with modernity. Continue reading

Historical and philosophical analysis of the new England (America) settlement’s worldview

piligrimYa. Sobolevsky, PhD, Associate Professor Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Annotation. The formation and development of the basic philosophical ideas of the first colonists on the basis of historical, literary texts have been studied. The historical conditions of formation of religious movement in Christianity – Protestantism, his basic ideas that influenced the origin of Puritan’s providential motives are studied. Political, Continue reading