Independence in opposition to the "Russian world": a philosophical and pedagogical dimension

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https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2021-27-1-4

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independence of Ukraine, nation-building, Nationalism Studies, Postcolonial Studies, political philosophy, national idea, national identity, civil religion, civic education

Abstract

In the article, the author analyzes some political and philosophical dimensions and perspectives that become relevant on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence. The author, positioning himself within the political philosophy and philosophy of history, points out several fundamental points relevant to the identity and positioning of Ukrainian society on "eternal issues of Ukrainian society", such as discussions on the national idea, national identity, its historical and spatial perspective. The author's presentation is divided into four points: the century-old perspective of the Ukrainian struggle for independence, definition of the current Ukrainian situation in the context of nation-building and confrontation with Russia, the theoretical dimension of "national idea" and "civil religion", practical conclusions about the Ukrainian kind of these concepts. The author relies on the methodology of modern Nationalism Studies, Postcolonial Studies, the experience of Ukrainian studies, especially in the era of Ukrainian modernity (XIX-XX centuries). He postulates that the thirtieth anniversary of Ukrainian independence is inextricably linked with the century of liberation struggles of the Ukrainian nation, that the situation in Ukraine, in particular in the context of defining national identity and confrontation with Russia, can be correctly described as a confrontation between independentists of a modern emerging nation and the colonial empire, which fights for regaining its power over the former colony-province, relies on its numerous loyalists and uses various methods of aggression (both "cold" cultural war and "hot" military confrontation) to subdue the region. The author offers his view on the concept of "Ukrainian national idea", based on the basic literary sources of the history of Ukrainian nation-building. Based on the research, the author offers certain practical conclusions important for teaching history, law, civic education and for the education of a responsible citizen in Ukraine.

Author Biography

Volodymyr Volkovskyi, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, NAS of Ukraine

Ph.D., Researcher of the Department of History of Philosophy of Ukraine; Master of Philosophy of Drahomanov National Pedagogical University, teacher of social sciences and humanities

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2021-08-11

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Volkovskyi, V. (2021). Independence in opposition to the "Russian world": a philosophical and pedagogical dimension. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 27(1), 57–79. https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2021-27-1-4

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