Essential Foundations of Transition to Personality-oriented Civil Society
Gennady Uzilevsky (Orel, Russia, Orlovskaya Regional Academy of State service) [BIO]
Various definitions of civil society have been considered in the context of meta-semiotics, meta-cybernetics and positions of synthetic-semiotic bottom-up approach. The usefulness of such common notion as “noumenon-phenomenon formation” has been shown. It follows from this notion that synthetic-semiotic views about generic human and its kinds, human gender and its kinds should be taken as a starting point or the first foundation of investigation of civil society and practice of its functioning.
The indicators of the new period of human gender and the institutions of the mankind are analyzed. Inner and outer factors of civil society development have been revealed. The peculiarities of the period have been qualified as the second foundation of the civil society research.
The foregoing has helped revealing the essence of interactions of civil society with other social institutions, including economy and state. The features, functions, peculiarities of civil society and its distinctions from other institutions of the mankind have been found out and formulated in the context of such interactions. The latter are considered as the third foundation of civil society investigation.
One of the main distinctions of civil society from other social systems resides the fact that it should define and control the policy and practice of its realization concerning display and development of spiritual, mental and corporal potential of a concrete human and his/her personality in new outer-historical conditions of current century. The said above has assisted the author to interpret civil society through a common notion and a specific difference as personality-oriented formation and to outline its long-termed aims and objectives. In its turn such definition of civil society promotes interpretation of its foundations of research as foundations of its transition or transformation into a new state.
The usage of essential views about generic human and human gender has helped the author to formulate the role and place of personality-oriented society in the development of post-industrial civilization, economy of service and democratic state.