Mikhailov’s Concept of ‘Appeal’: Philosophical and Pedagogical Meaning



The article discusses the philosophical and educational meaning of F.T. Mikhailov's concept of ‘appeal’. The appeal from within human subjectivity to the subjectivity of others (and thereby to oneself) in search of compassion, co-thinking and co-action is understood by the philosopher as a generative relation of an individual and his/her way of being, as all subjective qualities of a person. Thus, the emphasis is transferred from the externally determining factors to the subjective self, to its self-movement as causa sui. If appeal is a generative relation for the individual, then in the educational process, where individuals are elevated to the image of man, it is it that should dominate, and not the translation of knowledge, skills and abilities. Everything that is introduced into the context of communication between students should in one way or another appear in the form of appeals to living people, to students in the first place, and only then is it a culture proper. Culture in this eidos becomes the ‘third subject’ of the normal educational process which promotes the integral development of personality.

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Keywords: generative relation, person, appeal, education, culture

Journal rubric: Memorable Dates

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2021170103

For citation: Voznyak V.S., Konyk R.S. Mikhailov’s Concept of ‘Appeal’: Philosophical and Pedagogical Meaning. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2021. Vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 12–19. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2021170103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Vladimir S. Voznyak, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,, Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, Drohobych, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6877-3785, e-mail: volodimir.voznyak@gmail.com

Ruslan S. Konyk, PhD student, Department of Philosophy, Drohobych State Pedagogical University named after Ivan Franko, Drohobych, Ukraine, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4427-8325, e-mail: konek_m@i.ua



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