Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 12, 2018


Serik Nurmuratov
Pages 393-398

The Spiritual and Moral Values as the Basis of Humanistic Philosophical Thought

In the context of the modern problems of the humanitarian sphere many cultures started to show more active interest to their ethnic past, to those historic sources, which belong to the traditional forms of morality. In the large the addressing to the ethnic experience, to the traditional spiri-tual values of nation has always been one of the necessary conditions of the intellectual, constructive successes of the growing new generation. Like all the cultural – historical paradigms the Kazakh philosophic thought has passed the complicated way of establishment from the ancient primordial forms of thinking to the quite mature modern philosophic conceptions. Centuries – old history and actualization of the basic moral values in the historic process were the bases for establishment of such fundamental ethical notions in the ethnic worldview as good and evil, love and hatred, nobleness and meanness etc. The great thinkers of the Kazakh steppe Abay and Shakarim tried to solve the problems of the moral perfection of a man by the humanization of the social – ethnical space. In the Kazakh thinkers’ of the XX century opinion a man is not be born morally deprived naturally, but his negative qualities are formed in so-cial space. That is why Abay puts forward as a chief concept of his doctrine the ethical principle “Adam bol!” (Be a human!), and for Shakarim the conscience is the main ethical category in his conception of a man’s spiritual perfection. Conscience as an important notion in his worldview is the main regulator of the interpersonal relations.