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The Digital Scholar: Philosopher's Lab

Volume 1, Issue 3, 2018

Igor D. Nevvazhay
Pages 6-26

The Manifesto of the Right Philosophy

The manifesto of right philosophy claims a project of possible development of contemporary non-classical philosophy. In postmodern philosophy a number of fundamental ideas of classical philoso-phy was subjected to shattering criticism. In this paper two ideas of classical philosophy became a subject of critical judgment. First, it is the meta-physical idea about existence of self-identical be-ing. Secondly, the idea of existence of “primary” grounds of objective knowledge about the world. The non-classical philosophy is a philosophy of difference. I suggest interpreting the fundamental difference as a unity of the designated and the designating. This difference produces various op-positions, in particular, a distinction between the observed and the observing, so a sign is a border between them. From this point of view, the con-sciousness does not precede language, and lan-guage is not an expression of a certain value as the mental content of consciousness. Other ideas of the right philosophy is the distinction between fact and right and the demonstration that non-classical philosophy uses arguments which are not established facts and indisputable axioms, but opinions which can be acknowledged as legiti-mate and have to be modal (deontic) judgments. It means that philosophical reason has to focus on creation of norms (thinking, experience, ac-tion) which provide an effective interaction of a person (human society) with the world around and condition the sustaining and reproduction of human nature in a person. Hence, philosophy will be capable of solving a new task – to substantiate human reason rights and create a relevant legisla-tion. The right philosophy is not a traditional legal philosophy (philosophy of law), but a specific philosophical movement which is subordinated to idea of right. It is an attempt to make philosophy semiotic, normative, communicative, right, and legitimate.