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    The Problem of the Expressibility of the Absolute in the Philosophy of Language of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism.Sergei Nesterkin - 2018 - Philosophy and Culture (Russian Journal) 11:59-65.
    This paper analyzes the concept of language developed in Gelug School and discusses its specific features. The majority of the Buddhist schools state that language can express only the relative truth. As for the absolute truth, it can be cognized directly in the meditative state when any duality is absent, including the symbolic linguistic structures. However, the Gelug School accentuates the point that it is impossible to explain the techniques of realization of the absolute without the use of language. That (...)
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    The Role of Human Rights in Transformation of Social Capital.Denis Vasilievich Danilenko - 2018 - Philosophy and Culture (Russian Journal) 5:46-64.
    The article tackles the questions of social capital transformation in developed countries. The author considers the role played by human rights in this process, form several points of view, including the influence of the human rights on traditional interpersonal forms and institutions of social capital, as well as the role of human rights in broad forms of social capital transformation. The author does not limit his thinking to – almost ubiquitously admitted in social sciences – questions of depletion of social (...)
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    Why Russians Are so Different?Denis Vasilievich Danilenko - 2018 - Philosophy and Culture (Russian Journal) 4:14-27.
    The author attempts to answer the question “Why Russians are so different?” form the sociopolitical and economic points of view. He advances the idea that the major role in formation of peculiarities of Russians’ identity was played by some cultural aspects of the pre-Communist era, but also the political institutions influence of the Soviet Union. The author compares distinctive traits of Russians’ identity with those of the people of developed countries. The author considers such topics of Russians’ cultural identity as: (...)
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    Model of Religious Cycle: Theory and Application.Mikhail Yur'evich Sergeev - 2018 - Philosophy and Culture (Russian Journal) 1:50-70.
    The subject of this research is the historical evolution of the three world religions – Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. The author analyzed the development of these religions based on the model of religious cycle, which in his opinion, is common to the majority of historical religions, in other words, religious systems created after the invention of writing. In accordance with the author’s concept, each of the aforementioned religion has gone through six stages of development: initial, orthodox, classical, reformist, critical, and (...)
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