Volume 75, 2018
Theories of Knowledge and Epistemology
Vladimir S. Funtusov
Faith, Hope and Love as Meaning-of-Life Frames of the Dialectic Nature of the Conceptual Principle of All Encompassing Unity
This paper analyzes the conceptual principle of all-encompassing unity in the context of global trends of the modern civilization and scientific cognition, with special emphasis placed on the axiological character of the nature of this principle. Structural elements of this principle are identified and their profound connection with the axiological world of the man is described. It is demonstrated that the conceptual principle of all-encompassing unity representatively accumulates in itself both super-complex natural composition of the Universum in the unity of hologramity and matricity properties and spiritual components: faith, hope, love. In such understanding, the conceptual principle of all-encompassing unity is such symphonic ensemble of the developing man’s cognitive and spiritual practices in the cosmic and natural Universum in which his ethical essential fundamentals and fragile complexity of varying-quality substantive nature reveal themselves most fully. From this point of view, faith, hope and love are defined as the man’s spiritual vectors in his temporal (the past, the present and the future) life environment, implicitly entwined into the principle and its supporting goal-motivated benchmarks.