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    Historical Memory: The Construction of Consciousness.Alexander L. Nikiforov - 2017 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 55 (1):49-61.
    Historical memory is considered in this article as one of the most important pillars of national identity. In addition to identifying some of the characteristic features of national, historical memory, the author shows that historical memory is influenced by two factors—the direct experience of the witnesses and participants of past events and official propaganda. As the direct witnesses of events disappear, the possibility of reconstructing and distorting historical memory increases. The ideas put forth in this article are formulated based on (...)
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    Is “Analytic Philosophy” a Philosophy?Alexander L. Nikiforov - 2020 - Russian Journal of Philosophical Sciences 63 (8):7-21.
    The article discusses the issue of the nature of analytic philosophy. It is shown that in the 1920s–1940s it was a certain philosophical school, whose representatives were united by some initial principles. Analytic philosophers saw the main task of philosophy in the analysis of the language of natural sciences, in establishing logical connections between scientific propositions, in the empirical substantiation of scientific theories and in the elimination of speculative concepts and proposals from the language of science. The tool for such (...)
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    Linguistic universals in the structure of understanding.Alexander L. Nikiforov - 2017 - Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 54 (4):49-56.
    The author considers a problem of understanding. He claims that we understand texts, cultural objects rather than a man. He considers understanding as a process of interpretation of linguistic expressions and cultural objects. The author observes two sides of the meaning of linguistic expressions: a general (or social) one, which is common in a certain language community, and a personal one, which defines personal understanding. It is argued that mutual understanding is possible only on the stage of general meaning. However, (...)
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    On "personal" meaning of linguistic expressions.Alexander L. Nikiforov - 2017 - Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 54 (4):79-81.
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    Problems of Metaphilosophy – a View from Aside.Alexander L. Nikiforov - 2019 - Epistemology and Philosophy of Science 56 (2):111-133.
    The paper discusses several problems of metaphilosophy that were explored in the philosophical literature in Russia. Metaphilosophy tries to understand what is philosophy, what problems philosophers are dealing with, which methods they employ in their investigations, the nature of philosophical statements and so on. Philosophers in Russia tended to think of philosophy as a special type of worldview that exists together with the ordinary worldview and religious worldview. The author defines worldview as a collection of basic beliefs about the surrounding (...)
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    The Sense of Linguistic Expressions and Knowledge.Alexander L. Nikiforov - 2010 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 49 (3):24-42.
    The author presents a philosophical critique of the basic ideas of logical semantics, as developed by Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein. He argues that these logicians understated the importance of the sense of linguistic expressions.
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    What Kind of Future is Humanity Consigned to by the Scientific and Technological Progress?Alexander L. Nikiforov & Никифоров Александр Леонидович - 2023 - RUDN Journal of Philosophy 27 (1):123-137.
    In recent decades, more and more works have appeared, the authors of which are trying to predict possible scenarios for the future development of mankind. This article discusses 5 such scenarios: F. Fukuyama believes that all peoples and countries of the globe in the XXI century will develop in the direction of building a liberal-democratic society; Representatives of the Club of Rome in their latest report, based on statistical data of industrial development, substantiate the idea that by the middle of (...)
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