What is Modern: discourse on modernization as way of self-comprehension of Modern





Modern, modernization, modernity, discours, rationality


In the article an attempt of inteprepretation the discourse about modernization as a way of self-understanding the Modern is being made. Importance of this way, which at the time of postmodernist denial of universal ways of cognition appears as one of a few legitimate variants of rational comprehension of the Modern, is being marked. However, the analysis of several authoritative concepts in this sphere allows to come to a conclusion that Modern is a local cultural formation, expansionist ideology of which doesn't turn non-Modern states into new regions of Modern, but directs their development to the path of satellites of Modern.

Author Biography

Victor Levytskyi, Ukrainian Institute for Global Development and Adaptation Strategies, Kyiv

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Director 


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How to Cite

Levytskyi, V. (2015). What is Modern: discourse on modernization as way of self-comprehension of Modern. Skhid, (4(136), 45–51. https://doi.org/10.21847/1728-9343.2015.4(136).48348