In the article the author discusses the idea of God’s death from the point of view of philosophical anthropology. Examining in detail the history of the formation of this concept the author notes that its intellectual cradle is the culture of the Renaissance and the philosophy of Modern Time, the quintessence of which is the statement of Feuerbach that the mystery of theology lies in anthropology. In other words, Feuerbach proclaims God the projection of human subjectivity.
This paper addresses the problem of the historical origins of nihilism as a social phenomenon, its development and existence of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union and its negative effects, which take place in the modern construction of the independent Ukrainian state. Particular emphasis is on the role of the legal nihilism as the opposite of legal culture and strains of modern youth justice in Ukraine.