On the issue of systems of orientation and service in Fromm's philosophy

T. V. Nagornaya
2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Humanitarian Series  
Based upon the analysis of E. Fromm's philosophical ideas the problem of man's choice of the system of universal orientation is considered in interrelation with the individual development of the subject. The article shows the principal impossibility of personal growth with no regard to the ontological imperative foundations of human existence.In the work the concepts of "religiosity" and "faith" are being distinguished and deconstructed. For this purpose, the concept of "faith" is taken out of
more » ... he traditionally religious context and is shown as the subject's inner orientation modus in relation to the overall integrity. Systems of orientation differ in the scale and capability of realization of human creativity in relation to the surrounding world and oneself. The choice of system depends on the personal maturity and the individual's readiness to perceive yet implicit levels of being. Philosophical faith thus provides an opportunity to reveal the hidden, implicative orders of existence, and the human spirit is viewed upon as an active beginning to fulfill these new ontological dimensions into life.Conclusions are made about the correlation of human inner growth with the number of dimensions of being that can be embraced, processed and integrated. Switching to another center of orientation becomes possible only if profound changes take place in the whole person. This kind of "personal growth" requires not only understanding, but also inner strength. In this case, a higher and more productive form of understanding and orientation can give liberation from its lower form.
doi:10.29235/2524-2369-2021-66-3-271-277 fatcat:ozqdz2cwojb2heggq25msq2sxe