A Human Being as the Twofold Entety of the Psychological and Ontological Dimensions (Review of the Monograph: Petrushenko, V. (2020). Psychological Ontology. Experience of the Construction of Non-traditional Ontology. Lviv: “the New World-2000”)

: 78-82
Received: February 17, 2021
Accepted: April 23, 2021
Lviv National Polytechnic University

      The review is devoted to the analysis of features of a theoretical construction which Victor Petrushenko calls as “psychological ontology”. The review emphasizes the original explanation of the structure of the psychological picture of the human world and its components – forms of empirical knowledge (feelings, perceptions and representations). The author of the monograph analyzes the dynamic interaction of thinking, or the second reflection, with the psychics (the first reflection), as a result of which we distinguish between being and non-being. The main conclusion of the monograph is that human existence is an intertwining of psychology with ontology, and it is well argued. Only through such a linkage of psychics and being the meaning of life, society, morality, values, responsibility are possible.     

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