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The Universe as an Aesthetic Symbolism of Postmodernity

Serhii Kostiuchkov (), Iryna Shaposhnykova (), Yulia Yurina (), Anatolii Forostian () and Serhii Kuznetsov ()
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Serhii Kostiuchkov: Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
Iryna Shaposhnykova: Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
Yulia Yurina: Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
Anatolii Forostian: Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
Serhii Kuznetsov: Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine

Postmodern Openings, 2022, vol. 13, issue 1Sup1, 216-228

Abstract: The article reveals the philosophical, worldview, aesthetically-axiological aspects of considering the universe as a symbolic phenomenon of the postmodern era. It is emphasized that the analysis of beauty, as the basic category of aesthetics, needs to find out its aggregate nature, depending on the individual and social semantic characteristics of reality. One of the key points of such an analysis is its metaphysical problematic – the direct emergence of constructive emotion into the realm of the transcendental, namely, the view of Man from the Universe from the standpoint of eternity. The timeliness and necessity of considering the problem of the symbolic context of the universe is obvious in the context of the third millennium, the realities of which call into question the very fact of conservation of wildlife on Earth. In the minds of assimilating the finality of the earthly boot, its primarity of progressive stochasticity, in the midst of the amplification of the eschatological context, the people of the era of postmodernity are demonstrating the development of the fastflowing, hardened nonsense. In the philosophical tradition, the symbol is the role of a pure "selfness", not tied to the powerful moment of the object: the symbolic picture does not reflect reality, as it is - the symbol of knowing the "refair" in the sphere of the virtual. It is proved that for the modern man the Universe is the object of not only scientific, technological, but also philosophical, cultural studies, it synthesizes for the unity of the object of scientific interest, a symbol of aesthetic pleasure and a source of formation of appropriate images and archetypes.

Keywords: Universe; Cosmos; human; living matter; values; chaos; symbol; macrocosm (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H0 I2 O0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.18662/po/13.1Sup1/423

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