Publications and Lectures

Since switching from industry to academic career I published over 100 scholarly and popular texts including my first book on business, a chapter in a collective work, 14 academic articles, 30+ conference proceedings, 7 expert interviews, and 40+ popular articles. Most of them are published with the name Ilami Yasna, except early papers written under the passport name Yuliia Kyselova and penname Yurii Kyselov. I am currently adding the rest of the non-scholarly publications. You may also check my Academia.edu and Google Scholar profiles for the latest updates.

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    Yasna, I. (2022). Forms of contemporary public philosophical discourse. Part 2. Expert opinion, practice, therapy, leisure. Grani, 25(3), 16-24.

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    The paper continues the study of forms of modern public philosophical discourse. The author carries out an analytical review and offers the way of classification of formats of modern philosophizing outside universities and the academic sphere. The topic is s relevant in the context of the rapid development of new formats of philosophizing in the second decade of the 21st century; subjects of this philosophizing are both academic philosophers and the general non-professional public. The result of this, the second part of the study was the analysis of such forms of modern public philosophizing as explanation and expert thought, therapy, leisure and entertainment. The tendency of "philosophizing" of culture as the penetration of elements of philosophical discourse into everyday life and language is considered separately.

    The conclusions confirm the generalizations made in the first part of the article: 1) considered forms of public philosophical discourse, despite the apparent novelty, are modifications of classical forms of philosophizing, and therefore, publicity is rather an immanent feature of philosophy than a specific trend of nowadays; 2) an important sign of modern public philosophical discourse, which distinguishes it from the public philosophizing of previous periods, is that the general public is becoming its subjects along with professional philosophers; 3) non-academic philosophizing is being professionalized and institutionalized within a process of mutual penetration of academic and public discourses of philosophy, that changes both of them. The author emphasizes that the described situation includes both new perspectives and new risks for philosophy that may be associated, in particular, with profanation and simplification of philosophical knowledge, the dissemination of inaccurate information. A possible range of tasks for further research in this direction of the public philosophical discourse is proposed at the end of the paper.

    Key words: public philosophy, philosophy in the public sphere, philosophy in the public space, public philosophical discourse, public turn, public sphere, popular philosophy.

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    Yasna I. (2022). Philosophy in the public sphere: looking for a research perspective. Lecture at the Doctoral seminar / Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, May 27, 2022.

    In this lecture I presented the renewed perspective of my doctoral research. I narrowed the topic, clarified the research question and discussed with PhD students the main mistakes made in the first version of the research proposal.

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    Yasna, I. (2022). Direct / public philosophy as a cultural phenomenon. Lecture at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, May 27, 2022.

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    In this first presentation of my doctoral research at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Vienna I presented the idea of direct and indirect social impact, that diverse cultural practices, including philosophy, may provide. Here I first raised a question about how philosophy embodies in broad culture and contributes to it, what is its public effect, and can (and, what is important, should it) it be direct. I also presented key concepts of my research: “public philosophy” and “public turn” in humanities and described the process of institutionalization of public forms of academic humanities.

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    Yasna, I. (2022). The binary opposition "light-heavy" as a metaphor for historical types of societies. Current Problems of Philosophy and Sociology, 34, 30-36. 

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    The article deals with metaphorical opposition "light-heavy" which the author proposes to use to characterize historical types of societies: from traditional (agrarian and pre-industrial) to modern (industrial and post-industrial). The author realizes the conceptual analysis of the "light-heavy" opposition based on philosophical and literary works of the XIX-XXI centuries (in English, French, Czech, German, Ukrainian and Russian), as well as modern phraseology within different discourses: philosophic, literary, religious, mass culture and popular discourse, and literature, as well as everyday phraseology (Slavic languages). The author performs a comparative conceptual analysis of the "light-heavy" opposition based on modern phraseology within different discourses: religious, discourse of mass culture and popular literature, as well as "folk", "household" (proverbs, idioms), which allowed to explore differences in the interpretation of these concepts in the considered types of discourse, as well as identified literary and phraseological examples of their use to characterize traditional and modern societies.

    The study shows the adequacy of the opposition "light-heavy" as a metaphor for traditional and modern ways of perceiving the world, as well as metaphors of traditional and modern societies, which can be described as "light" and "heavy" societies. The conclusions substantiate the effectiveness of using this "light-heavy" opposition to understand the cultural differences of traditional (agrarian and pre-industrial) and modern (industrial and post-industrial) societies. In this case, the metaphorical opposition "light-heavy" is proposed to be understood as a continuum of states from "light" to "heavy", where the traditional agrarian society is on the pole of "heaviness" as extremely "heavy"; postmodern, post-information society on the opposite pole of "lightness" and even "superlightness"; and the modern industrial society is between them as "light", but in many respects still quite "heavy".

    Key words: traditional and modern societies, post-traditional society, agrarian society, industrial society, post-industrial society, modern, modernity, postmodernism, lightness-heaviness, light-heavy, conceptual analysis, conceptual metaphor, metaphorical opposition.

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    Yasna I. Philosophy in public space, its cultural forms and social impact: between oppression and emancipation. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. G.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. 

    Subject matter and relevance of the project. In my thesis, I focus on the phenomenon of philosophy in the public sphere, or public philosophy. The idea is inspired by Michael Burawoy’s intellectual project of “public sociology” and a number of later trends like public history or public theology.

    Since the end of the 20th century, and most noticeably at the beginning of the 21st century, we are witnessing increasing public demand for philosophy (and humanities in general) outside the academy. In this situation that I call the “public turn”, philosophy is becoming more and more embedded into public life on a scale comparable to Antiquity or Enlightenment, and its social impact is increasing rapidly. I should highlight the unique Ukrainian burst of public philosophy projects that happened due to several specific factors including the first russian invasion in Ukraine in 2013-2014, which coincided with the reformation of the Ukrainian educational system.   

    In this process, philosophy develops new forms, specific ways of presenting knowledge, methods, functions, language, actors, and institutions, and they differ significantly from academic philosophy. These transformations and their social effect outline the area of my research interest.

    Research gap and aim. While in practice, the number and variety of public philosophy forms are growing rapidly, it is an issue of under-representation within academic philosophy. Public forms of philosophy are often masked due to the lack of tradition to examine the history of philosophy from this point; they are seldom discussed and often invisible or even ignored in the professional philosophical community. Thus, I want to make these forms explicitly visible, to discover forms in which philosophy is embodied in broad culture and public life. So, I aim to lay bare unseen representations of philosophy in the public sphere and make them explicitly visible.

    Research question. I analyse how philosophy takes part in public debate, embodies in public life and the broad culture, contributes to it, influences the production of knowledge and truth, and forms political consciousness. In common, what is its public effect? However, the essential theoretical conflict I pretend to solve concerns the deviations philosophy undergoes when it leaves academia and goes out into the public space.

    I highlight three broad types of deviations: emancipatory (when philosophy gives birth to liberal and other emancipatory movements), oppressive (when it turns into normative, monologue, or oracle philosophy; following Karl Popper’s warning of transforming philosophers into oracles), and commodity (simplification, vulgarization, massification, and turning into a commodity or service). I ask how, when and why philosophy, which we use to relate to freedom of thinking rationality and reflection, transforms into opposite cultural and social projects: awakening emancipatory movements, oppressive ideologies, and vulgarized “mass philosophy”.  

    There are several sub-questions:

    • Are deviations imminent when philosophy enters the public sphere?
    • Are these deviations destructive or productive?
    • What preconditions, intrinsic traits, and public interactions make a philosophical system prone to this or that kind of deviation? Is the risk of destructive mutations higher in societies with an underdeveloped public sphere?  
    • What moral obligations do academic philosophers have to prevent destructive deviations of philosophy in the public sphere?

    Methodological framework. My major research perspective is based on the constructivist paradigm, namely social and political epistemology, sociology of knowledge  and philosophy of concepts, and critical theory with an emphasis on epistemic (in)justice and freedom).

    I use the critical theory approach when analyzing the interrelations between philosophy and ideology.

    I apply historical reconstruction and problematic history of philosophy approaches to analyze historical cases from previous historical periods and cultural studies methods (case study, interviews, survey) to analyze up-to-date real-world cases.

    Finally, I touch on applied ethical questions, analyzing the risks of public philosophy and the moral ought of contemporary philosophers.

    Historical cases. I reveal this topic by comparing historical cases, respectively, to each kind of deviation of philosophy:

    • emancipatory projects: philosophy of the Great French Revolution, contemporary feminist and postcolonial projects, and the public philosophy of the early 2000s;
    • oppressive projects: totalitarian philosophical project of the soviet communism;
    • commodity projects: simplified quasi-philosophy of the end of the 20th century and nowadays, in line with mass society theories.

    Contemporary cases. I also analyze the current state of the subject matter. Until 2022, I was actively engaged in Ukrainian public philosophical discourse, including lecturing for several educational projects, coordinating the First Ukrainian Competition of Philosophical Start-ups, and publishing a series of interviews on this topic with major Ukrainian philosophers.

    Regarding my current involvement in Polish and Austrian philosophy, I consider it a good idea to extend this part of the research to these countries and conduct interviews with Polish and Austrian colleagues.

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    Yasna, I. (2021). Forms of contemporary public philosophical discourse. Part 1. Literature, media, dialogue, education. Grani, 24(12), 94-105.

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    The paper is the first part of the study of forms of modern public philosophical discourse. The author carries out an analytical review and offers the way of classification of formats of modern philosophizing outside universities and the academic sphere. The topic is s relevant in the context of the rapid development of new formats of philosophizing in the second decade of the 21st century; subjects of this philosophizing are both academic philosophers and the general non-professional public. The study was conducted utilizing a wide range of factual material that had not previously been presented in scientific periodicals or media, namely expert interviews with academic philosophers who are involved in public discourse, the author's own experience of cooperation with domestic platforms for public philosophizing, materials of the First All-Ukrainian Competition of Philosophical Startups and relevant examples from modern world practice and the history of philosophical thought.

    The conducted research had led to the classification of the forms of modern public philosophical discourse in accordance with what social needs they satisfy or with what forms of culture they border on, namely literature and media, oral speech and dialogue, education and upbringing, expert opinion and explanation, everyday practice and a set of tools, therapy, entertainment, and leisure. The author concludes that 1) considered forms of public philosophical discourse, despite the apparent novelty, are modifications of classical forms of philosophizing, and therefore, publicity is rather an immanent feature of philosophy than a specific trend of nowadays. At the same time, modern information and communication technologies and media not only contribute to the emergence of new modern formats of philosophizing, but also lead to the revival of its oral, dialogical forms, which have taken a backseat due to inventing of writing and book printing: 2) an important sign of modern public philosophical discourse, which distinguishes it from the public philosophizing of previous periods, is that the general public is becoming its subjects along with professional philosophers.

    Key words: public philosophy, philosophy in the public sphere, philosophy in the public space, public philosophical discourse, public turn, public sphere, popular philosophy.

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    Yasna, I. (2020). Cowo.Reading. Seneca's "Moral letters to Lucilius" as spiritual exercises. Course curriculum. Kyiv: Cowo.Guru. 

    This active reading course was developed exclusively for the School of thinking "Cowo.Guru" in 2020. 

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    Yasna, I. (2020). Language games with Ilami Yasna. Workshop. Step 1. The disenchantment of concepts. Kyiv: Cowo.Guru. 

    The study course was developed and lectured exclusively for the School of thinking Cowo.Guru.

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    Yasna, I. (2019). The other experience: to comprehend incomprehensible. The "Philosophical Thought" Round Table. Philosophical Thought, No. 3, 6-59.

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    Proceedings of the founding meeting of the project "The Other Experience", which was realized under my co-leadership during 2019-20 academic year. The project was initiated by the NGO "Youth Center for Humanities", which I chair. Co-organizers: Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Philosophical Foundation, “Philosophical Thought” journal, Ukrainian Congress of the Disabled, All-Ukrainian School of Personal Education "Slavia". According to the results of the round table, a thematic issue of the journal "Philosophical Thought" was published with my scientific editing.

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    Yasna, I. (2019). The First All-Ukrainian Contest of Philosophical Startups. Philosophical Thought, No. 1, 40-59.

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    Analytical report on the First All-Ukrainian Contest of Philosophical Startups, designed to draw attention to public forms of philosophical discourse and communication that go beyond the established institutional academic formats (official university education, academic research institutions in the field of philosophy, etc.). The first results and observations on the forms, subjects, directions of work and problems faced by modern Ukrainian projects of public philosophizing are given.

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    Yasna, I. (2018). Citavi: the best knowledge manager for scientists. Around the Science, 4.12.2018.

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    A review of the most powerful, in my opinion, but surprisingly little-known manager of bibliographic information and organizer of scientific work Citavi. I was so impressed by the program that I devoted an extensive article to it on Habrhabr and later on Wikipedia (in Russian). The article still leads in search queries in the Russian-language segment of the Internet. When a new version of the program was released, the developers asked me to update the information. I also took this opportunity to translate the article and Wiki page into Ukrainian.

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    Yasna, I. (2017). Philosophical journal in the mirror of statistics: 2009–2017. Philosophical Thought, No. 6, 56-75.

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    The article presents the results of quantitative analysis of issues of the journal "Philosophical Thought" from 2009 to 2017. The analysis was performed on 32 indicators that characterize demographic, geographical and academic composition of the author's circle, structural and thematic dimensions of the content of the journal, as well as the effectiveness of its distribution among readers. The analysis made it possible to record a number of trends in the development of the journal, to compare these data with indicators of the previous decade, as well as to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of modernization of the magazine, which was carried out during the study period.

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    Yasna, I. (2017). Philosophical periodicals in the opinion of professional community. Survey of «Philosophical Thought». Philosophical Thought, № 6, 14-37.

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    The author presents the results of the survey of Ukrainian academic philosophers concerning condition of philosophical periodicals in Ukraine. The subject matter includes: respondents’ vision of the most known, widely-read and high-quality journals; their vision of Ukrainian philosophical press’ weaknesses; attitude to the notion of “fakhovyi” (professional) journal and practices of real and formal reviewing; preferable formats (paper, electronic) and ways of obtaining academic periodicals (subscription, retail purchasing, using libraries etc

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    Yasna, I. (2017). Translation Index "Translatio Humanitatis": Functionalities and Cultural Significance. International Scientific Conference "Library. Science. Communication. Strategic objectives for the development of scientific libraries" (Kyiv, October 3-5, 2017).

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    The concept, history of creation, structure and functional capabilities of the register of translations of social and humanitarian literature "Translatio Humanitatis" are presented, as well as its role in the development of domestic translation business is outlined.

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    Public Turn. (2017). Wikipedia. [In Ukrainian]. URL: https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Публічний_поворот.

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    Public Philosophy. (2017). Wikipedia. [In Ukrainian]. URL: https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Публічна_філософія.

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    Yasna, I. (2017). Semantic dimension of social conflict: thesauruses as a research tool. Philosophical Thought, No. 2, 57-72.

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    The article continues the series of research, which aims to determine specific features of contemporary social conflicts and to develop relevant research methodology. The author proposes an object for such research (semantic dimension of conflicts) and a subject (semantic space as an area of semantic confrontation) and proposes to apply methods of cultural semantics to investigate it. Besides, creating thesauruses of social conflicts may be useful, while we understand thesaurus as a linguistic form of existence of cultural senses. Also, the author gives a brief review of 70 thesauruses of 11 social conflicts (including contemporary Ukrainian conflict) which have been published since early 1900s.

    Keywords: semantics of event, semantics of social conflicts, semantic dimensions of social conflict, semantic wars, semantic confrontation, thesaurus of social conflict, dictionary of revolution, cultural semantics, social semantics, linguistic theory of conflict.

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    Yasna, I. (2017). (Post)modern social conflicts: looking for the concept. Philosophical Thought, No. 4, 104–117.

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    The article opens a set of publications aiming to discover the essence of contemporary social conflicts which “migrate” from the material plane to the informational (symbolic, semantic etc.) plane, and to find out relevant methods of research and regulation of such conflicts. We assume, that the semantic space or dimension of social conflict must be the main subject of postmodern theories of conflict. Thus, we have to raise the question of the suitability of existing concepts and methodologies for such analysis. To get an answer, we review methodological changes which take place in humanities and social sciences since the last third of the twentieth century within a set of paradigmatic «turns». This excursion lets us make a conclusion that the process of renewal of theoretical and methodological approaches in conflict studies goes on much slower than similar changes in neighbouring research areas. To fill this methodological gap, modern researchers of social conflicts should pay more attention to linguistic, semiotic, hermeneutic and other methodological approaches which can provide a basis for postnonclassical methodology of social conflicts research. It lets us consider that social conflict arises in unusual perspectives: as a sign system, discourse, event, space, game, carnival, ritual, the collision of possible worlds etc. Ukraine, which is currently going through a unique experience of such a new kind of war, which can be described as “notional” or “semantic”, may become one of the flagships in the creation of such methodology.

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    Yasna, I. (2017). Translatio Humanitarica: National Index of academic translations. SCDA17, 5th International Conference on Scientific communication in the Digital Age (Kyiv, March 29-30, 2017).

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    Report on the first year of work on the web portal "Translatio Humanitarica", which aims to: a) systematize the corpus of Ukrainian-language translations of humanitarian texts and b) promote the establishment of industry terminology.

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    Yasna, I. (2017). The “public turn” and philosophy in the public space. Philosophical Thought, No. 1, 28-41.

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    The paper starts a series of articles which are aimed to discover different dimensions of philosophy in the public space. The author analyses the Public turn which occurs in social and human sciences in the early 2000s and analyses its prerequisites and consequences. The typical process of institutionalization of “public” forms of social sciences and humanities and as well as features of this process in the field of philosophy is depicted. A brief digest of existing research and the scope of popular interpretations of public philosophy are presented. Finally, the author proposes a draft of an action program which may be implemented to develop this type of philosophical activity in Ukraine.

    Key words: public turn, turn to public, public philosophy, public humanities, public intellectuals, public space, public discourse, institutionalization of academic disciplines.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). The sexualization of blood in contemporary art. The First All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference of Graduate and Postgraduate Students "Philosophical, Anthropological, Psychoanalytic and Existential Dimensions of Human Being" on the topic: "Love, Death, Sexuality in Modern Philosophy and Psychology" (Kyiv, December 1-2, 2016).

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    The report considers the concept "blood" as a category of culture, and its representation in art. The main cultural narratives of blood are singled out. 1) Blood as a symbol of vitality, life, and death, which in the vast majority of cultures is associated with the idea of ​​blood as a receptacle for the soul and, accordingly, a “channel of communication” with the divine and demonic. 2) Blood as a symbol of power, which today includes, among other things, the interpretation of blood as a symbol of the fertility of a woman, which is transformed in the context of feminist theories into a metaphor for female subjectivity. On the examples of modern painting, cinema, literature, computer games, music, and advertising, the author shows that today both metanarratives are refracted through the category of sexuality, as a result of which blood, at least in art, acquires sexual connotations.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). Translatio Humanitarica: searching for the "canon" of humanities' terminology. Scientific terminology at the beginning of the new century: theoretical and applied dimensions. International Scientific Conference (Rivne, September 15-16, 2016).

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    The report shows the importance of proper information infrastructure for the effective development of translation and the formation of professional thesauri in various fields of science. The presented project "Translatio Humanitarica" - the national portal of academic humanities' translations and terminology is the first Ukrainian attempt to provide such an infrastructure.

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    Yasna, I., Bekeshkina, I., Verstiuk, V. et al. (2016). Discourse of the Revolution of Dignity: соntent, structure, research methodology. Philosophical thought, No. 4, 6-56.

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    Proceedings of the founding round table of the interdisciplinary research project "Discourse of the Revolution of Dignity" carried out during the 2019-20 academic year at my initiative and with my leadership. According to the results of the round table, the thematic issue of the journal "Philosophical Thought" was published with my scientific editing.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). Promoting the systematic translation and terminological work in the humanities (on the example of philosophy). Serhiy Burago XXV International Scientific Conference "Language and Culture" (June 20-23, 2016, Kyiv).

    The report presents the portal "Translatio Philosophica", which aims to provide a national infrastructure for academic humanities' translation. The portal ensures systematic action of academics in two areas: translation (increasing the volume of translated literature, systematization and dissemination of information on available translations) and terminology (discussions in order to establish a professional thesaurus and the formation of a single canon of interpretation of key terms).

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    Yasna, I. (2016). "Semantics of the event" and interpretation of social conflicts. Interpretation as an instrument of cultural studies: All-Ukrainian scientific-theoretical conference (Kyiv, Institute of Cultural Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, June 2-3, 2016).

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    The author deals with the transformations of the semantic space in the situation of Event, which is being interpreted as a linguistic or semantic phenomenon. The Event becomes a point where different interpretations of reality meet. Such a situation provokes the activation of different semantic processes. Words obtain new or additional meanings, connotations of words change, some words become taboo, other ones come back to life from oblivion and so on. To analyse the semantic dimension of social conflicts author offers to implement the term "semantics of event" and “semantics of social conflicts” as it’s a special case to mark a field of research with a specific methodology that will distinguish it from linguistic and semantic studies of periods of stability. The author provides examples of such research and makes a conclusion about the importance of initiation of academic and public dialogue in this sphere in the current Ukrainian conditions.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). The phenomenon of mass philosophy in the space of mass culture. XI International scientific conference "Philosophy: the new generation" on the topic: "Philosophy: Between Science and Humanities" (Kyiv, March 24-25, 2016).  

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    The report analyses the demand for a specific simplified form of philosophical knowledge and dialogue in modern society. This form of philosophizing is defined as "mass philosophy". The author systematizes the causes, forms, and possible consequences of the counter-processes of "massification of philosophy" and "philosophization of mass culture" and outlines the role to be played by representatives of academic philosophy, taking into account these trends.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). Philosophy at school: world models and Ukrainian experience. Days of Science of the Faculty of Philosophy 2016. International Scientific Conference (Kyiv, April 20-21, 2016). In 10 volumes. Vol. 10. (pp. 156-158).

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    The report considers two options for integrating philosophy into the school education system: 1) as specialized philosophy courses for children in primary and secondary school, 2) as a normative block of philosophical disciplines in the lyceum education system for high school students.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). The opposition "light-heavy" as a metaphor for modern and traditional societies. Ukraine and the world: dialogue of languages and cultures: International scientific and practical conference (Kyiv National Linguistic University, March 30 -1 April 2016). 

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    The author analyzes the binary opposition "light-heavy", which in certain contexts is found in philosophical works, literature and everyday phraseology. The opposition is presented as a relevant metaphor to compare traditional and modern types of societies and to analyze modern world processes and conflicts.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). The turn to Scopus: the path to international academic communication or the destruction of the Ukrainian-language humanities? SCDA16, 4th International Conference on Scientific communication in the Digital Age (Kyiv, March 30-31, 2016).

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    In this report, the author analyses the possible negative consequences of the forced introduction of scientometric methods to assess the activities of specialists and research institutions in Ukraine. The author considers the specific features of humanities research, which determine the irrelevance of traditional scientometric methods for their evaluation. The author suggests that one of the possible ways to overcome this contradiction may be the creation of domestic mechanisms of scientometric analysis; an example for humanities (mostly for philosophy) is the Ukrainian Index of Philosophy portal, being developed under the author's guidance.

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    Yasna, I. (2016). New media during the Euromaidan and after: an incentive for democratization or a security threat? Forum of Recent Eastern European History and Culture, No. 1, 45-60.

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    The author analyses the essence of modern wars, which are called wars of words, meanings, metaphors, as well as semantic, conceptual, psychological wars, etc. on the example of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014, and examines the role of modern communication technologies, including social networks, for the events on the Independence Square, Kyiv (called the Euromaidan) at the end of 2013. The author claims that even two years after the Euromaidan, new media continue to play a crucial role both in the Russian-Ukrainian war and in the development of Ukrainian identity. According to the author's thought, information, and communication technologies, like any powerful tool, can bring both benefits (awakening and development of national identity and subjectivity of Ukrainians) and threats (as a potential tool for information attacks and even the emergence of authoritarian regimes).

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    Fylypovych, L., Yasna, I. (2016). Liudmyla Fylypovych: it is not "religion" that should be taught in secondary school, but "knowledge about religions". Education policy: portal of public experts, 27.01.2016. 

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    We continue the series of interviews dedicated to humanitarian education in Ukraine. In previous conversations, philosophers Serhii Proleiev, Vakhtang Kebuladze, Oleksiy Panych and Oleh Khoma shared their thoughts on this issue. Today we give the floor to the representative of Religious studies - the Head of the Department of History of Religion and Practical Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Vice President of the Ukrainian Association for Religious Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, professor Liudmyla Fylypovych.

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    Yasna, I. (2015). Does Ukrainian philosophy need a "rebranding"? Philosophical thought, No. 6, 23-39.

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    Results of the first stage of the "Rebranding of Philosophy" initiative aimed to explore how to implement the philosophical component into modern Ukrainian education at the lyceum level. The initiative was launched on my ambition and realized under my leadership at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with the support of the Ukrainian Philosophical Foundation, participation of the Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and media support of the scientific-theoretical journal "Philosophical thought". The article contains systematized conclusions from my series of analytical interviews with leading Ukrainian philosophers and educators on the general modernization of Ukrainian philosophical education and education.

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    Khoma, O., Yasna, I. (2015). Oleh Khoma: Today we should ask not whether philosophy is needed in Ukrainian universities, but whether Ukrainian universities themselves are needed. Education policy: portal of public experts, 09.12.2015. 

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    We continue the series of interviews on humanitarian education in Ukraine. In previous conversations, Serhii Proleiev, Vakhtang Kebuladze and Oleksiy Panych shared their views on this issue. Today the "relay" was supported by the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities of Vinnytsia National Technical University, Editor-in-Chief of the philosophical journal "Sententiae", Doctor of Philosophy Oleh Khoma.

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    Yasna, I. (2015). Social networks for scientists. Studway, 2015-12-06. 

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    One of a series of more than 40 articles for Ukrainian students, postgraduates, and young scientists, which were written for the media publication "Studway" in 2015. This short article about scientific social networks is interesting because, not pretending to be academic, it became and remains cited in academic publications from conference abstracts to scientific articles and dissertations even five years after publication.

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    Panych, O., Yasna, I. (2015). Oleksiy Panych: "Rebranding of Philosophy" is the right thesis, because philosophy should be used as a brandy. Education policy: portal of public experts, 08.11.2015.

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    We continue the discussion on the state, problems, and prospects of the humanities in Ukraine, as well as the place of humanitarian (primarily philosophical) education in the domestic educational system. Interviews are a part of the "Rebranding of Philosophy" initiative. In previous conversations, philosophers Serhiy Proleiev and Vakhtang Kebuladze shared their views on this issue. Today we offer you an interview with a leading researcher at the publishing association "Dukh i Litera", Doctor of Philosophy Oleksiy Panych.

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    Kebuladze, V., Yasna, I. (2015). Vakhtang Kebuladze: Humanities education in Ukraine: between Soviet heritage and civilized future. Education policy: portal of public experts, 27.10.2015. 

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    This text continues the series of interviews on humanities education in Ukraine within the framework of the "Rebranding of Philosophy" initiative. Today Vakhtang Kebuladze, Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, raises the question of whether it is possible to say that universities exist in Ukraine in the classical sense and offers an outline of the strategy and tactics of implementation of Western university models into Ukrainian educational space.

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    Proleiev, S., Yasna, I. (2015). Serhiy Proleiev: Philosophy in the educational space: prospects of the lyceum. Education policy: portal of public experts, 14.10.2015.   

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    This text begins a series of interviews on humanities education in Ukraine within the "Rebranding of Philosophy" initiative. The central problem proposed for discussion is the uncertain place of humanities education in the educational system of Ukraine due to the lack of an adequate humanities component in the curricula of both secondary schools and universities.

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    Yasna, I. (2015). Analytical report on the round table "Rebranding of philosophy: from university to lyceum". Education policy: portal of public experts, 08.07.2015.  

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    Analytical report on the round table "Rebranding of Philosophy: from university to lyceum", which had opened the project "Rebranding of Philosophy" under my initiative and leadership.  The round table was held on June 19, 2015 at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with the participation of more than 50 educators, philosophers, theologians, government officials, religious structures, art institutions, media and the public from Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy, Rivne and Kharkiv regions.

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    Yasna, I. (2015). Philosophy and entrepreneurship as components of "subject education". Philosophy: the new generation - 2015. Proceedings of the X Student Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference (Kyiv, NaUKMA, May 21-22, 2015). 

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    The author implements the concept of "subject education" as one that contributes to forming two features of the personality: subjectivity as freedom of thought and subjectity as freedom of action.  The author notes that this approach contributes to the formation of European consciousness, a specific feature of which is the interpretation of man as a "subject".

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    Yasna, I. (2015). Tolerance in mono-subjective and poly-subjective societies. Worldview and value self-determination of man: Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference of Young Scientists (Chernivtsi, May 8-9, 2015), 100-105.

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    The category "subjectivity" is considered as a characteristic of self-awareness of a particular society of its ontological place in the world through the attitude to a particular subject, which he may consider himself (as in the Cartesian paradigm of subjectivity), God (as in European the Middle Ages), etc. Accordingly, there are four paradigms of subjectivity: We-subjectivity, He-subjectivity, I-subjectivity, They-subjectivity. The last two paradigms can be defined as poly-subjective, as opposed to mono-subjective, where there is an idea of ​​a single external entity. Only within them, ideas of tolerance are possible.

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    Yasna, I. (2015). Universal competencies as the basis of functional education. International Scientific Conference "Days of Science of the Faculty of Philosophy - 2015" (Kyiv, April 21-22, 2015). Vol. 6,  143.

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    The author considers "universal skills" as a necessary element of modern education and proposes the concept of "functional education", which should provide practical skills and abilities that are not rigidly related to a particular profession but allow you to become a "universal specialist".

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    Yasna, I. (2015). Ukraine-2014: Which way will the pendulum of digitalization swing. Digital Eastern Europe. Wroclaw: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej. ISBN 978-83-7893-073-0.

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    The book chapter analyses the rapid development of media communications within the Ukrainian conflict, which began in late 2013 and continues to this day.  The standard view that communication technologies contribute to the development of social activity and self-organization can be analysed.  It is concluded that, like any tool, they are ambiguous and can not only consolidate and integrate but also destroy the sprouts of democracy, becoming a significant threat to national security and a powerful tool for totalitarian regimes.

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    Yasna I. (2015). Soft skills: universal skills of European levelStudway, 2015-03-04.

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    One of a series of more than 40 articles for Ukrainian students, postgraduates, and young scientists, which were written for the online youth media "Studway" in 2015. This short article about soft skills is interesting because, not pretending to be academic, it became one of the first Ukrainian publications that raised the topic of soft skills. Due to this, the article became and remains cited in academic publications from conference abstracts to scientific articles and dissertations.

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    Yasna, I. (2014). Subjective paradigm as the basis of a modern approach to education. Bulletin of Donetsk National University, No 1-2, 509–514.

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    The author proposes the concept of "subject education" as one that contributes to forming of two features: subjectivity as freedom of thought and subjectivity as freedom of action.  This approach contributes to the formation of European consciousness, a specific feature of which is the interpretation of man as a "subject".  As the main components of the "subject" the author singles out subjectivity (as a purely European interpretation of cognition) and subjectity (as a specific understanding of the place and role of man in the world).  Accordingly, the components of subject education are philosophy (which develops subjectivity) and the basics of entrepreneurship (which contributes to subjectity).  The project can be implemented through the cooperation of leading academic institutions in the field of philosophy and business education, with the involvement of successful practitioners - current businessmen, politicians, and public figures.

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    Yasna, I. (2014). Approbation in popular media as a requirement for an academic career. Philosophy as a cultural politics of the present: Proceedings of the II All-Ukrainian Scientific Conference (Ostroh, July 17–18, 2014),  51.

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    In the post-Soviet space, the isolation of the academic community within itself has become a typical situation, inevitably leading scientists to fixate on one point of view and “scientific blindness”.  The solution lies in the approval of the approbation of scientific research in popular periodicals and at public non-specialized events as a requirement for maintaining scientific status.

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    Yasna, I. (2014). The man in search of subjectivity: between everyday life and... Donetsk Bulletin of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. Vol. XXXIX. Philosophy.  Pedagogy.  Methodology. 84-92.

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    The article presents the ontological interpretation of the category "subjectivity" as a fundamental philosophical category, the content of which determines the contours and structure of the ontological model of the world.

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    Kyselova, Y. (2013). Internet: virtual paradise or the reality of a God-man? First prize in the competition of philosophical essays within the National student’s academic competition in philosophy and religion studies (Donetsk, 2011).  International scientific conference “Days of Science of Philosophical faculty 2013” (April 16-17, 2013): conference proceedings. Kyiv: Publishing house “Kyiv University”. Part 5, 141-143.  

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    One of my early conference reports, rewritten from the competition essay which won first place at the National student’s academic competition on philosophy and religion studies.    

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    Kyselova, Y. (2013). Subjectivity and its transformation in the digital society at the beginning of the XXI century. Thesis for the degree of Master of religion studies, speciality 8.020301. Donetsk National Technical University, Department of Philosophy. 

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    In this interdisciplinary study at the intersection of philosophical and religion studies, I analyse the concepts "subject" and "subjectivity". In the light of the ontological approach, subjectivity appears as the fundamental characteristic of the culture that shapes all its spheres. I identify and analyse religious foundations of subjectivity and argue that it is always constituted as a relationship between a person (subject) and some extra-subjective reality (nature, God, society etc.). Then I trace the historical dynamics of Western European subjectivity in terms of three paradigmatic shifts: in the Ancient world, Middle ages, and Modernity. Finally, I reflect on the beginning of the 21st century as a period of the fourth paradigmatic shift of subjectivity, considering the emergence and development of modern information and communication technologies as one of the essential prerequisites of this shift.

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    Kyselova, Y. (2013). From “subject” and “subjectivity” to “subjectity”: an attempt of terminological analysis. Epistemological Studies in Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences, 2(23), 135-140.

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    The actual contemporary problem of the «crisis of the European subject» is largely caused by several terminological inaccuracies which require a number of clarifications. In particular, the term «subjectivity» should be added to the philosophic vocabulary and vocabularies of other humanities and social sciences and a clear distinction between the concepts of «subjectivity» and «subjectity» should be determined. These two terms should characterize the two qualities, two abilities of a subject – cognitive capacity and agency. It also seems useful to transfer the research interest from the static category «subject», fixing a particular historical type of «subject» – the European subject of the age of Modernity, to the dynamic category that points to the very quality of being a subject and can vary from age to age. The term «subjectity» seems to be the most suitable term for this.
    There is also a need to overcome the dissociation of the field of values of the «subject» term by combining its epistemological, anthropological, and sociological aspects in a general structure of subjectity which thus determines his ability to be the subject of cognition, action and interaction and can be considered as system specifications of the person and society. The structure of subjectity includes three elements (modes): subjective (epistemological dimension of subjectity), intrasubjective (anthropological dimension) and intersubjective (social dimension). Taken together these three modes of subjectity form the fourth (ontological) mode of subjectity, which also determines the three relevant areas of the reflection about the subject and transfuses all levels of individual and social life.
    The type of subjectity differs from age to age and from culture to culture, so it can serve as a criterion of periodization of historical ages and be the basis for a typology of cultural systems, reducing them to a «common denominator». The synthesis of epistemological, anthropological and sociological aspects of the interpretation of subjectity allows considering it as the system characteristics of the man and the society.

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    Kyselova, Y. (2012). “Society 2.0” as a contemporary sociocultural paradigm. Proceedings of the Interuniversity scientific and practical conference “The man in the philosophical dimension of modernity” (Kharkiv, National pharmaceutical university).

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    The report proposes a periodisation model of historical ages according to the channel and vector of information dissemination. The author separates the second wave of Internet development (associated with the spread of "Web 2.0" technology) into an independent era, which we may define as "Society 2.0", and argues that philosophers, sociologists, and engineers should join forces to develop a conceptual model of rationality and identity of this age.

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    Kyselova, Y. (2012). Transformations of the subjectivity in the digitalized society of the early 20th century. Third prize in the competition of research papers within the VI competition for All-Ukrainian scholarship program “Zavtra.UA” of Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

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    In this competition work, I continue developing the issue of European subjectivity in terms of its transformations influenced by digital information and communication technologies development. The research paper won the third prize among more than two thousands of participants and more than 500 finalists that obtained the scholarship. 

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    Kyselova, Y. (2012). Theories of Postmodernity: curriculum of the study course for bachelor/master students specialising in philosophy, religion studies and social work. Donetsk National Technical University, Department of Philosophy.    

    The study course was developed within a master's pre-diploma practice at Donetsk National Technical University and lectured to bachelor students of philosophy in the spring semester of 2012. 

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    Kyselova, Y. (2011). Information revolutions and the change of paradigmatic foundations of modern social and cultural reality. Informatics and computer technologies: Papers of the VII International scientific-technical conference of students, postgraduate students, and young scientists (November 22-23, 2011). Donetsk: DonNTU. Volume 2, 28-34.  

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    The abstract of my Plenary report at the VII International scientific and practical conference “Informatics and computer technologies” at Donetsk National Technical University. I was invited as a President of the Association for philosophy and religion studies and a Spokesperson of the Center for practical philosophy and Cognitive research of the Donetsk State University of Informatics and Artificial Intelligence.

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    Kyselova, Y. (2011). New study of the new reality: promising vector of philosophical reflection. The role of science, religion, and society in formation of moral person (subtopic: Development of the means of communication as a transformation factor for contemporary religious life): Proceedings of the XXX International scientific and practical conference (Donetsk, 2011). Donetsk: Publishing house “Science and Education”. Pp. 24-27.

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    The abstract of my Plenary report at the opening of the XXX International scientific and practical conference “The role of science, religion, and society in the formation of moral person” (subtopic: Development of the means of communication as a transformation factor for contemporary religious life) traditionally held by the Philosophic department of Donetsk State University of Informatics and Artificial Intelligence. I was invited as a President of the Association for philosophy and religion studies and a Spokesperson of the Center for practical philosophy and Cognitive research of the university.

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    Kyselova, Y. (2011). Cyberspace as a realm of pan-human creativity, and its role in bridging the gaps of postmodern society. First prize in the competition of research papers within the National student’s academic competition in philosophy and religion studies (Donetsk, 2011).

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    This research won first prize in the National student’s academic competition in philosophy and religion studies held in Donetsk in 2011, and later became the part of my bachelor thesis. Based on Marshall McLuhan’s idea that the change of dominant communication channels and vectors shapes corresponding information revolutions, I extrapolate his periodisation tracing one more paradigmatic shift related to the invention of dialogical means of internet communication called Web 2.0. Then I analyse the influence of this shift that provides conditions for the creative transformation of society and the emergence of a new kind of social actor.      

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    Kyselova, Y. (2010). “Panauthority” phenomenon and the issue of identity in the contemporary network society. The role of science, religion, and society in the formation of moral person: Proceedings of the XXVIII International scientific and practical conference (Donetsk, 2010).

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    My first conference report as a philosophy student within the research project “World 2.0: social dimensions of mediatized reality”. I proposed the first draft of the “panauthority” concept which had become the central idea of my master's degree theses.

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    Kyselov, Y. (2005, 2006). Collection of small business ideas: The way to financial independence. Kyiv: Publishing house A.S.K. ISBN: 966-319-012-4.   

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    Years ago, it all started with a business. And books about business, sure. It was a book written by a fourth-year student, with a funny cover, a pathetic title, a fictitious biography, naive texts, and no idea of using literature and correct citing. But then it was a real act of transcendence for me: from the world where was nothing but money to something I couldn't name yet. So, I love this book and I am proud of it, anyway. Maybe, this is the most important of my writings, current or future, as I wouldn't become who I am today without it. It's funny, but it's also my most successful publication: only the paper edition had got 20,000 readers. I got real royalty, received letters from readers... questions I could not answer. So, even today, when these searches have finally led me to philosophy, this book still matters to me.