Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Davydov A.P. Russia in search of its middle (a mediatory perspective)Issues of Social Theory. Scientific Almanac. Vol. XI. 2019. Ways of Civilizational Development. Prospect for Russia ...



Davydov A.P. Russia in search of its middle (a mediatory perspective)Issues of Social Theory. Scientific Almanac. Vol. XI. 2019. Ways of Civilizational Development. Prospect for Russia / Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Coordination Council on Philosophical Problems of Social Theory; edited by Yu.M. Reznik. M.: Publishing house of the Independent Institute of Civil Society, 2019. P. 100-109.
ISSN 2227-7951
DOI 10.30936/2227-7951-2019-11-100-109
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Abstract

The article in thesis form invites to the discussion on the formation of a mediation (mediana from Latin middle; mediation from English search of the middle, mediation) theory of cultural evolution. It points on the sources of me7 diation thinking in the history of the West, China and Russia. It is concluded that modern Western civilization was born in the mediation cradles of the New Testament, that the modern policy of the PRC leaders is largely shaped by the mediation ideas of Confucius and Confucianism, and that mediation in Russia began in the works of Pushkin and Lermontov and continues mainly in the thought of Russian figures of literature and art. Elements of the theory of the evolution of culture are built up through the problematics of the diachronic formation of mediation as an alternative to subjectless thinking. The article argues with a postmodern statement that the personality disappears in the face of the growing importance of globalization and the nation state.

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