Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 15, No 1 (2019)

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Post-Historical Factor in the Contemporary Political Process: a Philosophical Analysis

Robert Kochesokov, Larisa Ashnokova, Nadezhda Kilberg-Shahzadova, Laura Kagermazova, Timur Pashtov


The article aims to reveal the features of how the ideas of the end of history and post-history influence the contemporary political process. The adherents to the concept of the end of history, while considering the collapse of authoritarianism and totalitarianism and withdrawal of any alternatives to liberalism from the historical scene, ignore the deep crisis of the liberal ideology and liberal-democratic regimes. The main fallacy of the end of history and post-history concept, which exists in the public consciousness, is the confusion of the sense of the end of history and the impasse of historical development with the completion of historical development. The way out of this situation is developing the paradigm of linear historical development, which can adequately respond to the current political crisis, rather than claiming the end of history.


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