Hierarchy in philosophical and religious ideas and the spiritual and culturological legacy: innovative contemplations





God, harmony, hierarchy, innovatiоn, inter-religious communications, philosophy of religion


The article is based on the legacy of Ukrainian thinkers and cultorologists (1850s-1950s). It is emphasized that the problems put forward are understudied and their relevance is proven. Hierarchy as a phenomenon is comprehensively analyzed in context of manifestations of two philosophical and religious ideas - Deity and the system of names used for It as well as ideas of God within a human and within world order. Factors of spiritual and culturological legacy accompany the said states. The link between the legacy and ideas analyzed has been studied.

Innovative view on hierarchy helps to determine how the said phenomenon functions in context of inter-religious communications. The reasons for ambiguous understanding of the two worlds - God's and human - are put forth from the viewpoint of history and philosophy. Attempts have been made to comprehend semantic levels of hierarchy, its structure and manifestations through a system of tempos and rhythms within the framework of interdisciplinarity (i.e. contacts with psychophysics, philosophical anthropology, moral philosophy etc.). Situations in which said principles, models and ratios function have been analyzed.

Manifestations of harmony between the factors of legacy under analysis and the ideas mentioned have been singled out on the basis of a well-coordinated complex of processes.

Conclusions specify systemic character, consistency and objectivity of processes studied. Prospects in search of new concepts have been stressed upon.

Author Biography

Zуnovij Timenyk, National University "Lviv Politechnic"

Phd, Associate Professor of Philosophy


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How to Cite

Timenyk, Z. (2015). Hierarchy in philosophical and religious ideas and the spiritual and culturological legacy: innovative contemplations. Skhid, (1(133). https://doi.org/10.21847/1728-9343.2015.1(133).40171