The Philosophy of the Modern Age: The Issue of the Source of Meaningful Presence


  • Oleg BAZALUK Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology



philosophy, Modern Age, being in itself, Heidegger, meaningful presence


A brief analysis of the philosophy of the Modern Age has allowed establishing the following. (1) The idea of philosophy, formulated by Plato, has hold sway in modern history. It corresponds to the demands of a new reality, which is revealed as a process. (2) In the context of a new reality, the idea of philosophy revealed previously unknown qualities. Martin Heidegger proved that the idea of philosophy does not need Mediators or any other external source. Instead, the unity of certain discourse and way of life has an inner source, which Heidegger coined the term “the appropriated clearing” (die ereignete Lichtung). This source reveals in the idea of philosophy the potency (????????, dúnamis), which under certain conditions is capable of transforming an individual discourse and a way of life independently.


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Author Biography

Oleg BAZALUK, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology

(Dr. of Science in Philosophy) is a Professor, the Director of the Belt and Road Initiative Institute for Chinese-European studies at Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, Maoming, China; Editor in Chief of Philosophy and Cosmology journal. His areas of interest include neurophilosophy, philosophy of education, philosophy of the cosmos, and political theory. Prof. Bazaluk is the author of 15 monographs and 155 scientific articles. Recent publications: “The Theory of Evolution: From a Space Vacuum to Neural Ensembles and Moving Forward” (2016), “The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe” (2017), etc.


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How to Cite

BAZALUK, O. (2021). The Philosophy of the Modern Age: The Issue of the Source of Meaningful Presence. WISDOM, 18(2), 28–36.