2022-04Thematic Section
The Logics of Sense and the Russian-Ukrainian War


The study examines Russian philosopher Andrei Smirnov’s conception of the logic of sense as a way of providing exposition of the reasons for the Russian-Ukrainian war. The logic of sense is simultaneously a theory of rules of sense-setting and the very rules of sense-setting created by a culture and the ruling culture. Smirnov thinks that the reasons lie in the clash between common-human European culture and its logic of sense and all-human Russian culture and its logic of sense. Smirnov sees no difference between Russians and Ukrainians and considers the Ukrainian culture an essential and indispensable part of Russian culture. Therefore, the expansion of the common-human European culture to Ukraine challenges the all-human Russian culture.


civilization, culture, logic of sense, Russian-Ukrainian war

How to cite:

Raikhert, Kostiantyn. “The Logics of Sense and the Russian-Ukrainian War.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6, no. 4 (2022):  96-106. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2022.0037.


Kostiantyn Raikhert
Department of Philosophy, Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University
2 Dvoryans’ka St, 65000 Odesa, Ukraine


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