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Давыденкова М. Э., Калужнина Н. В., Стриевская О. Л., Серегина Е. Е. Словарь речений из богослужебных книг прот. А. И. Невоструева // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия III: Филология. 2012. Вып. 1 (27). С. 105-123.
Davydenkova Mariia
Kaluzhnina Nadezhda
Strievskaya Ol'ga
Seregina Elena
Серегин А. В. Перфекционистские предпосылки тезиса об обратимости бытия и блага и их возможная субъективистская критика // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия I: Богословие. Философия. Религиоведение. 2018. Вып. 77. С. 72-85. DOI: 10.15382/sturI201877.72-85
This paper puts forward and provides grounds for the two following statements: 1) The thesis about the convertibility of the existing and the good formulated in scholastic tradition can be regarded as quite a natural inference from the perfectionist conception of good, which was one of the most infl uential axiological theories in the history of European thought from Plato up to the Enlightenment; 2) Since this classical version of perfectionism is a radically objectivist axiological theory, this thesis can also be characterised as radically objectivist and, therefore, its relevance depends on the basic choice between objectivism and subjectivism in axiology. In order to substantiate the fi rst statement, I off er a brief outline of the basic principles of perfectionist axiology. Then I demonstrate that the thesis about good and being being convertible can be rather easily deduced from these premises. In order to substantiate the second statement, I argue that despite some general diffi culties in distinguishing between objectivism and subjectivism in axiology, one can rather unambiguously single out what may be called “radically objectivist” theories (i.e. those implying that at least some values can exist without any subjective consciousness whatsoever), and, since classical perfectionism belongs to this type of theories, the inferences from them, such as the thesis in question, can make no sense within subjectivist axiological framework.
axiology, being, good, goodness, hedonism, Moore, objectivism, perfectionism, Sidgwick, subjectivism, Thomas Aquinas
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Seregin Andrei
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Philology;
Place of work: Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences; 12/1 Goncharnaya Str., Moscow 109240, Russian Federation;
Post: Senior Research Fellow;
ORCID: 0000-0002-8536-5652;
Email: avis12@yandex.ru. *According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.