Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs
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    Roman Patriotism and Christian Religion
    Socio-Political Processes 6 (2-3): 251-267. 2017.
    Ideology is an important part of the political mechanism that helps to ensure the loyalty of citizens to the state and give it a moral basis and justification. Roman patriotism was deeply religious. The community was the subject of faith, but also faith was a state duty, a testimony of trustworthiness. Personal religiosity was res privata, but loyalty to the state cult was res publica. Roman ideology was based on respect for ancestors, respect for the institution of the family and the promotion …Read more
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    Iovem Imperium, or Sacred Aspects of Roman “Globalization”
    Scientific Cognition: Methodology and Technology 33 (2): 173-178. 2014.
    The article deals with the question of the “globalization” project of the Roman civilization. Author asserts that the Romans had a specific “globalization” project. The construct “Iovem imperium” can explain the phenomenon of the Roman self-government and “sacred claim” of Roman community to domination in other lands. Pax Romana was conceived as an expression of Roman power (imperium), the boundaries of the Roman Republic were perceived as the border of the civilized world. Augustus was a brilli…Read more
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    Urbis et Orbis: Non-Euclidean Space of History
    The European Philosophical and Historical Discourse 1 (2): 37-42. 2015.
    Social space is superimposed on the civilization map of the world whereas the social time is correlated with the duration of civilization existence. Within own civilization the concept space is non-homogeneous, there are “singled out points” — “concept factories”. As social structures, cities may exist rather long, sometimes during several millennia, but as concept centres they are limited by the duration of civilization existence. If civilization is a “concept universe”, nobody and nothing may …Read more
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    On the Nature of the Gods, or “Epistemological Polytheism” as History Comprehension Method
    The European Philosophical and Historical Discourse 1 (1): 53-59. 2015.
    The article is devoted to the issue of history comprehension of the ancient societies in the context of their religious identity. Religion is one of the fundamental elements of civilization idea (“ontological project”); it constructs “universe” that is distinguished by the “laws of nature”, specific only for it. To make “communication” with ancient people maximally authentic, the researcher should not only recognize their right to look at the “world” in its own way, but also accept its “laws”, t…Read more
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    Ultima ratio deorum
    Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research 10 100-106. 2016.
    Purpose of this article is to investigate the role that the "miraculous" – that is, everything that goes beyond “natural” – plays in the worldview of Western man. Methodology. I do not consider “miracles” as the facts of nature, but as the facts of culture, so in this article I am not talking about specific cases of violation of “laws of nature”, but about the place of “miraculous” in the view of the world of Western man and those transformations, that occur with this element outlook influenced …Read more
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    Miracles and the Perfection of Being: The Theological Roots of Scientific Concepts
    Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research 9 70-77. 2016.
    Purpose of the article is to study the Western worldview as a framework of beliefs in probable supernatural encroachment into the objective reality. Methodology underpins the idea that every cultural-historical community envisions the reality principles according to the beliefs inherent to it which accounts for the formation of the unique “universes of meanings”. The space of history acquires the Non-Euclidean properties that determine the specific cultural attitudes as well as part and parcel m…Read more
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    Gods of Transhumanism
    Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research 16 78-90. 2019.
    Purpose of the article is to identify the religious factor in the teaching of transhumanism, to determine its role in the ideology of this flow of thought and to identify the possible limits of technology interference in human nature. Theoretical basis. The methodological basis of the article is the idea of transhumanism. Originality. In the foreseeable future, robots will be able to pass the Turing test, become “electronic personalities” and gain political rights, although the question of the p…Read more
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    The Measure of All Gods: Religious Paradigms of the Antiquity as Anthropological Invariants
    Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research 14 158-171. 2018.
    Purpose of the article is the reconstruction of ancient Greek and ancient Roman models of religiosity as anthropological invariants that determine the patterns of thinking and being of subsequent eras. Theoretical basis. The author applied the statement of Protagoras that "Man is the measure of all things" to the reconstruction of the religious sphere of culture. I proceed from the fact that each historical community has a set of inherent ideas about the principles of reality, which found unique…Read more