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2008 | 44 | 3-4 | 285-302
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Metaphilosophy of Geopolitics: Natural-Scientific Elements of Political Mythology

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The paper deals with problem of scientific status of geopolitics. Main stress is put to the geopolitical ideas in recent years, proposed on the both coasts of the Atlantic, with particular attention, however, put to this one that serves for justification of Euro-Asiatic project, founded in the philosophy of anthropocosmism. Reasons for that are: first, that version reveals radically biological motives present in initial form in classical ones; second, it is some worldview proposal, deliberately proposed for mass use; third, those who take part in this project are not only diplomats and representatives of the military (as usually), but also professional philosophers. The author would like to show the mechanism of that natural scientist deliver to ideologists theoretical evidence for legitimisation of the idea of inequality between people and nations, whereas academic philosophers from various parts of the world not only cease to criticize the extrapolating of biological theories onto social relationships but, contrary, legitimise this procedure. Main focus is put to revealing those assumptions that in the frame of anthropocosmism should justify revealing historiosophic generalizations from the natural sciences and, contrary, assuming natural processes in frame of social ones. The story is again that contemporary academic philosophy in large parts of the world loosed its capability for criticism of scientific results (criticism in the meaning of debate over value and borders of knowledge), which can be traced back to dissemination of meta-philosophical assumptions of positivism, irrespective of general refutation of its analytic form.
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44
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3-4
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285-302
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  • W. Lugowski, Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii PAN, ul.Nowy Swiat 72, 00- 330 Warszawa, Poland
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09PLAAAA06383
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