The Dnepropetrovsk philosophical school: from region of metaphysics to metaphysics of region
AbstractIn the article the author analyzes main aspects of becoming and developing of Dnepropetrovsk philosophical school. There are four aspects: historical, topological, objective and prognostic.Historical aspect of becoming and developing of Dnepropetrovsk philosophical school includes four steps. The first is establishing of The Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university in 1918 and after three years opening the Department of philosophy in 1921 by the first rector Vladimir Karpov – biologist, philosopher, expert of ancient languages, interpreter of Aristotle etc. The second is professional activity of Georgy Antonovich Zaichenko – the first doctor of philosophical sciences in Dnepropetrovsk region. The third is opening of specialized doctor academic council in 1992. It’s possible because of Petr Ivanovich Gnatenko – one of the outstanding scientists of the contemporary period. The fourth is establishing of specialty ‘philosophy’ at The Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university in 2002.Topological aspect of becoming and developing of Dnepropetrovsk philosophical school reflects that fact: the school was influenced by two great traditions – Moscow philosophical tradition (V.Karpov, G.Zaichenko, A.Semushkin) and Kiev philosophical tradition (P.Gnatenko, V.Pronyakin, A.Korh, R.Evtushenko, T.Tal’ko etc.). Harmonic coordination of these two traditions created conditions for becoming and growing of local specialists (I.Moroz, V.Panfilov, V.Okorokov, S.Shevtsov, O.Osetrova, J.Shabanova, T.Vlasova, V.Palaguta, A.Khalapsis, T.Pavlova, V.Gromov etc.).Objective aspect shows: the Dnepropetrovsk philosophical school consists of several different researching programs. For example, researching of national character, national psychology, ethnopsychoanalyses by Petr Gnatenko, researching in sphere of political epistemology by Alexander Tokovenko, researching of contemporary Western European philosophy by Vladimir Pronyakin, researching of postnonclassical philosophy by Victor Okorokov, researching of philosophical questions of education and nature of creative act by Sergei Shevtsov, researching of suicide problems by Oksana Osetrova, researching of transpersonal measuring of human being by Julia Shabanova etc.Prognostic aspect of becoming and developing of Dnepropetrovsk philosophical school involves problems of using intellectual potential of philosophers in developing Dnepropetrovsk region.
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