Alarmism vs Eschatology: Conceptual Analysis (On Material of Ukrainian Discourse)


  • Leonid MOZGOVOY SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”
  • Volodymyr FED SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”
  • Vira DUBININA Poltava State Medical University
  • Yuliia MALIKOVA SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”
  • Volodymyr STESHENKO SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”
  • Yuliia BUTKO Donbas State Pedagogical University
  • Viktoriia SLABOUZ Donbas State Pedagogical University



alarmism, eschatology, concept, conceptualization, conceptual analysis, Ukrainian discourse


The article studies and conceptualises alarmism and eschatology in the modern Ukrainian discourse. The approach to understanding the concept developed by G. Frege (“Fregean Thoughts”) was used as the theoretical basis for conceptualising these categories. The research interest of the paper is caused by the identification of the content of the conceptual levels of alarmism and eschatology. The results make it possible to define alarmism as a worldview sensation of an intuitive level that historically emerged from empiricism, reflecting the readiness to overcome the current global challenges. Eschatology arises as a doctrine that accepts the finiteness of individual and universal beings. The conceptualization of alarmism and eschatology allows us to conclude that, although both categories act as a means of characterizing the state of modern global society that has lost its intentions for its development, eschatology is looking for ways to reconcile with the inevitable approaching of “end of history”; the alarmism tries to mobilize the efforts of the global society to overcome the acute challenges of our time, gives one or another problem the status of serious.


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Author Biographies

Leonid MOZGOVOY, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”

PhD, Dr. of Science in Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Philosophy, History and Social - Humanitarian Disciplines. SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, Sloviansk, Ukraine.

Volodymyr FED, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”

PhD, Dr. of Science in Philosophy, Professor, the head of the Department of Ph phy, History and Social - Humanitarian Disciplines. SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, Sloviansk, Ukraine.

Vira DUBININA, Poltava State Medical University

PhD, Dr. of Science in Philosophy, the head of the Department of Philosophy and Social Science, Poltava State Medical University, Poltava, Ukraine.

Yuliia MALIKOVA, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”

Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, History and Social – Humanitarian Disciplines, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, Sloviansk, Ukraine.

Volodymyr STESHENKO, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”

PhD, Dr. of Pedagogical Science, Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of Technological and Vocational Education. SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, Sloviansk, Ukraine.

Yuliia BUTKO, Donbas State Pedagogical University

PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, History and Social - Humanitarian Disciplines, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, Sloviansk, Ukraine.

Viktoriia SLABOUZ, Donbas State Pedagogical University

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, SHEI “Donbas State Pedagogical University”, Sloviansk, Ukraine.


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How to Cite

MOZGOVOY, L., FED, V. ., DUBININA, V., MALIKOVA, Y., STESHENKO, V. ., BUTKO, Y., & SLABOUZ, V. . (2022). Alarmism vs Eschatology: Conceptual Analysis (On Material of Ukrainian Discourse). WISDOM, 22(2), 68–80.