Expansion as a Culture-Creating Principle of Post-Modernity: Semantic Contexts and Aesthetic Practices

Authors

  • Oleksii Marchenko Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2553-6744
  • Oksana Pushonkova Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8390-6806
  • Olha Gladun Communal Institution «Regional Art Museum», Cherkasy Regional Council, vul. Khreshchatyk 259, 18001, Cherkasy, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9464-2730
  • Olena Kolomiiets Institute of Pedagogical Education, Social Work and Art, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, vul. Ostafia Dashkovycha 24, 18001, Cherkasy, Ukraine
  • Volodymyr Protsyshyn Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5239-5612
  • Serhii Pianzin Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3746-1743

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2023.2.57.77

Keywords:

Рostmodernity, the paradigm of visual culture, aestheticization, aesthetic practices, modern art, creativity, identity

Abstract

Aim. The purpose of the study is to analyse the structural aspects of expansion, which find expression in cultural metaphors and philosophical concepts, the transformation of the content of which is evidence of the emergence of new aesthetic practices.

Methods. The research methodology involves the use of a systemic approach and such methods as analytical, comparative, axiological, and hermeneutic to understand the patterns of formation of paradigms of visual culture and contexts of expansion in postmodern culture.

Results. The metaphor of glass during the 20th century loses its meaning as a source of the effects of refraction of reality in perception, the excessive complexity of which forms a tendency for simplifying and zeroing. The expansion becomes an important principle of cultural dynamics, extends to space and time, communication and identity in the world of the rapid circulation of information and its instant obsolescence. The patterns of expansion are observed in the processes of aestheticisation and aesthetic experience as the breaking out of form, perspective, perception and inclusion of the Self in the profound contexts of collective practices.

Conclusions. Through mastering new sensual modalities in the photo, film reality, and the latest Internet technologies, there is an expansion of perception as an expansion of media. Therefore, at the level of identity the practices of focus, concentration, and slow contemplation gain importance. In the cultural aspect, the expansion enables a return to tradition in a new capacity.

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Author Biographies

Oleksii Marchenko, Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Professor (PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy), Head of the Department of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine. Author of more than 100 scientific publications, including articles, books, chapters, editorial board member of scientific journals "Science and Education a New Dimension" (Budapest, Hungary) and "Sophia. Human and Religious Studies Bulletin" (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine), member of Scientific and Methodological Commission in Humanities and Theology of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Accreditation Expert of Educational Programs in Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (Ukraine). His main research areas include philosophy of religion and religious philosophy, philosophy of culture, ethics.

Oksana Pushonkova, Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Аssociate Professor (PhD in Philosophy) at the Department of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine. She is the head of the Center for Visual Culture and Social Practices at the Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, which hosts interactive educational projects, art logotherapy, and art mediations. The field of scientific interests is aesthetics, philosophy of culture, modern visual studies. She has more than 100 publications devoted to the philosophy of visual culture, aesthetic aspects of creative activity and art, communicative practices of post-modernity.

Olha Gladun, Communal Institution «Regional Art Museum», Cherkasy Regional Council, vul. Khreshchatyk 259, 18001, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Аssociate Professor (PhD in Art History), Director of Communal Institution "Regional Art Museum" of the Cherkasy Regional Council, Ukraine. The field of scientific interests is modern fine art, graphic design, museology. She has more than 100 scientific and journalistic publications dedicated to the history and methodology of graphic design, innovations in modern communicative art, and prospects for the development of a dynamic museum.

Olena Kolomiiets, Institute of Pedagogical Education, Social Work and Art, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, vul. Ostafia Dashkovycha 24, 18001, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Professor (PhD, Doctor of Science in Philosophy) at the Department of Educational and Sociocultural Management and Social Work at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine. She has more than 50 scientific works. The field of scientific interest of the researcher is the problem of human aggressiveness in the dimensions of social philosophy, social innovation and design. She is a consultant of the NGO Center for Social Adaptation.

Volodymyr Protsyshyn, Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Аssociate Professor (PhD in Philosophy) at the Department of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine. He is the head of the Department's research topic "Practical Philosophy in the Modern World", dedicated to the study of the practical potential of philosophical thinking and the peculiarities of its application in scientific, pedagogical, management-administrative, cultural-educational activities, in the processes of social and interpersonal communication. His research interests include the history of modern German philosophy, philosophy of dialogue, ethical and aesthetic dimensions of interpersonal communication, bioethics, philosophical questions of psychology.

Serhii Pianzin, Institute of International Relations, History and Philosophy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, bulv. Tarasa Shevchenka 81, 18031, Cherkasy, Ukraine

Аssociate Professor (PhD in Philosophy) at the Department of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine. His main research areas include social philosophy, axiology, philosophy of history, philosophical anthropology.

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Published

2023-09-28

How to Cite

Marchenko, O., Pushonkova, O., Gladun, O., Kolomiiets, O., Protsyshyn, V., & Pianzin, S. (2023). Expansion as a Culture-Creating Principle of Post-Modernity: Semantic Contexts and Aesthetic Practices. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 14(2), 57–77. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2023.2.57.77