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Concept of historiosophy A. Cieszkowski and Gegels philosophy of history

2012. 4, pp. 172-178

Glazkov Alexander P. - Ph.D. (Philosophy), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20 Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia, alpglazkov@yandex.ru

The article considers problem of definition of initial sense of concept historiosophy, which arises in gegels philosophical school. An attempt is made using the methodology of the comparative analysis to explore the differences in dialectical understanding of the historical process in Hegels philosophy and philosophy of August Cieszkowski. The study showed the essential unity in views of these philosophers and differences in the application of the dialectical approach. Examines the theoretical rationale for these differences. On the basis of the carried-out research the conclusion that distinction in Gegel and A. Cieszkowskis historiosophy views dont mention the ontological basis of historical process, which is represented it of historicity and of dialectic is drawn. The difference lies in the field of concrete application of a dialectic approach. For A. Cieszkowski its dialectical synthesis lies not in the present, as it is thought Hegel, but in the future. Such a position opens the way to the denial of present reality and the issue of the Praxis in building an ideal future. The image of this future with inevitability becomes the utopian project of a dialectical historiosophy.

Key words: Historiosophy,Historical process,Philosophy of history,Hegel,A. Cieszkowski,Prolegomena for Historiosophy,Praxis,Dialectics,Historiosophian consciousness,Utopia.

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