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Постмодерний нігілізм і криза ідентичності
Postmodern nihilism and identity crisis

Author(s): Anna Martyusheva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Recent History (1900 till today), Contemporary Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: postmodernism; nihilism; identity crisis; autonomy crisis;

Summary/Abstract: It’s often said, that postmodern culture promotes nihilism, which leads to the crisis of identity. But the appeal of deconstruction may be interpreted otherwise. Postmodern culture promotes purifying from dogmas, prejudices, imposed convictions. And the idea of purifying itself doesn’t have any nihilistic content, but it seems so through the prism of modern consciousness. Moreover, postmodern worldview doesn’t contradict the reconstruction of identity, but on the principally another foundations. These alternative bases we discuss in the last part of the article.