a leading ethnologist at the Archival Scientific Funds of Manuscripts and Audio-Recordings of the NASU M. Rylskyi Institute of Art Studies, Folkloristics and Ethnology
Phenomenon of National Identity in the Plane of Volodymyr Vernаdskyi’s Noospheric Conception
The terms National Identity and Noosphere are interconnected because of the cultural influence in both of them. Volodymyr Vernadskyi, as a progressive Ukrainian scientist of his epoch, has raised the issue of Ukrainian national identity despite of his own technical specialization. For example, V. Vernadskyi has determined Ukrainian identity in the frame of macroregional European features of Ukrainians, distinguishing them from other neighboring people. The importance of V. Verdanskyi views on the mankind intellectual sphere lies in the fact they are the prediction of many social and cultural processes, conducted with the energy of human culture. Among them there are communicational revolution, popular character of internal and foreign politics of states, voluntary interstate integration in forms of alliances and blocks, common liberation of science from religious, political, philosophical pressure. The building of noosphere relates to the modernization that can cause national identity crisis. Ukraine as the state with non-organic type of modernization has experienced such two large crises, causing the Russian complex aggression, complications in the foreign policy, economic weakness. The modern proponents of V. Vernadskyi theory consider the Noospherical identity of each culture. Continuing this idea, we can propose the National Noosphere term, which contains all cultural, political, philosophical and technological achievements of a nation. The National Nooshere can represent a particular state or a nation in the world, making so-called national brand and acts as one of the most important factors of national identity forming.
national identity, national self-consciousness, Volodymyr Vernadskyi, Noospherical theory, National Noosphere.
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