2022-04Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Philosophy of Culture and Culturology in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects


Culturology is a relatively new science and discipline, which is known by its name primarily in Eastern Europe (in Western Europe – Cultural studies). The origin of culturology as a science of culture dates back to the middle of the twentieth century. In the Soviet Union, culturology was not declared a bourgeois pseudo-science, but the attitude toward it was wary – because of its inevitable philosophical claims. Therefore, in fact, it was subjected to philosophical emasculation and reduction, which led to its perceptible provincialism, a backwardness that is not easily overcome. It should be noted that Ukrainian culturology could not yet boast of such achievements and such a role in the intellectual life of society as Western cultural studies of the 20th century.  However, it existed and had its achievements of both a general theoretical and a practical level.  It was uppermost developed by philosophers in the twentieth century.  Today, culturology seeks to answer the questions that arise from the obvious crisis of the human world, the loss of meaningful reference points, and the instrumentalization of human development.

How to cite:

Vlasevych, Tetiana. “Philosophy of Culture and Culturology in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6, no. 4 (2022):  127-129. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2022.0040.


Tetiana Vlasevych
Department of Theory and History of Culture
Faculty of Philosophy, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
1, Universytetska str., Lviv, 79000, Ukraine

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