Political and legal categories as a marker of identity in the heritage of Anthonii Radyvylovskyi

Author (s): Spivak V. V

Work place: 

Ph.D. in Philosophy,

Doctoral Student of Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kyiv

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Law 2017 No 2(2):43-53



In clause the problem of political identity of Antoniy Radivilovskiy– the Ukrainian preacher and the church thinker of second half XVII century is investigated. The general intellectual background creative thinker and the place of his achievements in the spiritual tradition of the Baroque. Characterized by ideological foundation of his work and defined philosophical problems which drew attention thinker in his sermons. It is concluded that the presence of his homiletic heritage significant philosophical and legal and philosophical and political aspect that makes these works quite promising source for studying the history of Ukrainian philosophy. On the basis of the analysis of moral – ethical, philosophy-political and philosophy-legal components his hand-written and printed sermon heritages, come to light political and legal ideological preferencesof Antoniy Radivilovskiy and political order with which he identifies himself. It is judged about eclecticism of his political outlook in which images and categories of a political life of Russia-Ukraine, Rzeczpospolita, Zaporozhian Host and Moscow are combined. It is established, that showing demonstrative loyalty to the Moscow monarch as to an image of the higher authority, the preacher is declined to ideas of republicanism, characteristic for political way of Rzeczpospolita. The study complements our understanding of the ideological arsenal of political and legal philosophy thinkers Ukrainian Baroque.

Key words: the Ukrainian philosophy, philosophy of law, political philosophy, a baroque, identity, autocracy, republicanism.


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