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# 2(15) 2014: "Anthropological Turn"

pict Guest editor:
Vladimir KONEV

Russia, Samara.
Samara State University. The Department of philosophy of humanitarian faculties. Head of the Department.
PhD in philosophy, professor

In this issue of the International Journal of Cultural Research, we will concentrate on the nature and features of the development of contemporary philosophical anthropology and anthropological topics in cultural studies.

The primary significance of anthropological topics is evident in contemporary philosophical thinking. However, this situation poses a question: what is the place of anthropological studies in today's system of philosophy? It was S.L. Frank who, in 1917, in his book "Human Soul" defined philosophical anthropology (as it is referred to in the field of philosophical psychology) as the study of the place of the "soul" in the system of being, and as the relation of this "soul" to other areas of being. In 1926, M. Scheler in his work "The Human Place in the Cosmos" perceived the task of philosophical anthropology as showing that all specifically human things, behaviors and achievements derive from the original structure of the human being. After Frank and Scheler, philosophical anthropology was perceived as the universal science of man, and all the acts arising from the essence of his being. Then, as remarked by M. Foucault, philosophy again "falls asleep" — not in regard to Dogmatism, but in regard to Anthropology, as there is nothing left except anthropology.

However, the universalist ambitions of anthropology —especially in the case where philosophy notes, from time to time, the death of the author, work, subject or the human —becomes doubtful, because anthropology may end up without its subject area. Yet, the golden period of anthropology has come to an end and, as a reversal is hardly possible, then philosophical anthropology must change — but how?

In this issue of the Journal, we propose to discuss the status and role of anthropological issues in contemporary philosophical discourse, and within the context of the system of cultural studies.

Some topics for discussion include

  • The reasons for the anthropological turn in philosophy and the humanities
  • Perhaps there was no anthropological turn at all. As I. Kant remarked: All questions of philosophy could be concentrated into one question – What is the human?
  • «What is the human?» vs. «Who is the man?»
  • «This is a human.» – Is this an unambiguous definition?
  • The mystery of human individuality
  • Philosophical and cultural anthropology; history and modernity
  • Socio-anthropological challenges
  • Alienation: Is it an old-fashioned or contemporary problem?
  • The ideology of humanism; the contemporary content of humanism
  • The anthropological dimension of multiculturalism
  • The anthropological perspective of globalism
  • The multidimensionality of the relationships between the human and culture. The rooting of the human in culture. Is the «human-culture» relationship like the «chicken–egg» relationship?
  • The value of everyday life
  • The human and the semiosphere
  • Games and the virtual world
  • The chronotope of human life
  • The variety of life implementation practices
  • Creativity and creation — Different words, different notions?
  • Sense, value and truth in human life.
  • Corporality and culture
  • The Man of Enlightenment vs. the Man of post- Enlightenment.
  • The next generation: A new Man?
  • Clip-consciousness and «Runway» Man
  • Religiosity in contemporary culture — Left or preserved?
  • The future of human nature

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2014.



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