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2015 | 1 | 68-77

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The Archaic Perception of Death —An Integrated Model

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Studies of ancient funerary rituals lead to the philosophical problem of the opposi-tion of life and death. Ancient cultural forms that remove this opposition are based on the specifically irrational and correlate with irrational ideas about the soul and its desti-nation after death. The modern rational mind eliminates these forms. Based on an ontologically balanced paradigmatic synthetic approach, considering the features of ontology and myth, a dynamic model of the archaic perception of death—metaphysics of overcoming—was formed. This integrated model most accurately reflects the pre-philosophical way of the transcendence of the being. The metaphysics of overcoming can be the core of the ancient ritual comprehension theory.


  • Chelyabinsk State University, Russia


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