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Russian-Ukrainian War in the Context of the Theory of Human Spiritual Development

Journal: Journal of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Vol.9, No. 2)

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Page : 87-94

Keywords : Russian-Ukrainian war; theory of degrees of spiritual development of a person; priority of spiritual; personality; dependent person; mediocre person; Ukrainian national idea; national ideology;

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While Russia's war against Ukraine is analyzed in global, historical, political, moral planes, it also has a philosophical aspect. This war has introduced the need to reconsider philosophical views regarding the personality issue. This is the war between two types of people: depersonalized (totalitarian) ones and individuals. This conclusion provides ground for the theory of the degrees of personal spiritual development, proving that in the process of spiritual formation a person can go through the following several stages of development. The first one is a shrewd, wild person whose predominant interests in life are their immediate needs. The second stage is a mediocre person, while they may be educated, they are usually immoral being driven forward mostly by their prospective benefits. The third stage is a mature personality, whose activity and choices are formed by the interests of society and the state. The fourth stage is about geniuses whose motives reach the scale of all humanity. This theory proves there is a battle between the impersonal and the personal in public life. In the context of the Russian-Ukrainian war the conflict between the impersonal and the personal reached its climax. A Russian person serves as an embodiment of the depersonalized principle, while Ukrainian soldiers, volunteers, civil society represent the personal principle. Military victory is not enough to secure the victory of the personal over the impersonal; it should go hand in hand with informational component concerning the philosophical essence of this war. The article provides the list of requirements contributing to the spiritual cleansing of the Ukrainian nation from impersonal values: the first step is to recognize the objectivity of the degrees of spiritual development of a person; it is mandatory to clearly formulate the Ukrainian national idea, to have a critical mass of individuals in the society, to complement the Constitution of Ukraine with an article on the national interest; to revise the ideological foundations of the humanities; to establish objective requirements for state officials and deputies, testing their levels of professionalism, intellectual development (IQ) and moral qualities.

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