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international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
Volume 2, 2016, Issue 2
The ontological status of civilization
Farman İsmayilov
Pages: 17-20


Civilization such a joint concept of life and humanity, which is difficult to imagine separately. So theoretically usage of this conception is complicated, even some take in as a culture. (1, c.V) Therefore, from methodological point of view, it is even harder to give perfect explanation of the conception. That is the reason why western philosophers and sociologists mention that there are more than 300 definitions of civilization. Misunderstandings often related in the ontological status of civilization and culture, as well as the relationship between them. Culture is the codex of norms, principles and statues of reasonable arrangement of human activity. However, civilization is the form of its appearance. In other words, “culture is the criterion of the human development” (2, 5), but civilization is the direct basis of social reality, that is the manifestation of the existence of culture. From this point of view, the ontological aspect of civilization, even though researchers rarely express their opinion on this aspect, is very important. In this article, we will try to determine exactly the aspect of ontological status of civilization, in order to get pure and more accurate way of philosophical thinking.

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international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
Issue 1, Volume 6, 2020