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Volume 103, 2021International Scientific and Practical Conference “Solovyov Historical and Philosophical Readings. Russian and Foreign Experience in the System of Humanities Education: History, Modernity, Prospects” 2020
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|Section||Humanitarian Education as a Factor in the Socio-political, Economic and Cultural Development of Russian Society: Historical and Philosophical|
|Published online||04 May 2021|
Existential aspects in modern education
Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Department of Humanities Science, Moscow, Russia
2 Professor of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
3 Bashkir State Pedagogical University named after M. Akmulla, Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science of the Institute of History and Law of M.Akmulla, Ufa, Russia
4 Bashkir State Pedagogical University named after M. Akmulla, Institute of Spiritual Security and Development of Religious Education, Ufa, Russia
5 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Agrarian-Technological Insitute, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Moscow, Russia
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The authors analyse the current objectives of modern education, based on recent studies of human existence revealing its multidirectional and multifaceted nature and determining the life position and behaviour of a person. The levels of the modern education system often do not focus on the existential aspect because of the educational goals and objectives, which is to prepare the workforce for the labour market. The transformation of the negative form of a student’s existence into the existence of a person struggling with the absurdity and meaninglessness of life is not included in the educational process. The authors propose an original way of solving this urgent problem of modern education. The research methodology is based on the concepts introduced by M. Gordon, S. Bakewell, T. Staehler, and V.V. Varava about the possibility of using the “dark aspects” of existence as a source for personal development. Besides, the concept developed by T.M. Makhamatov about the multidirectional phenomena of existence has been used to analyse the problem. The authors conclude that today, the education system focuses not only on high professionalism among students but also on such existential aspects as Sisyphean dedication and determination, as well as the ability to deal with meaninglessness, absurdity, anxiety, and fear and the ability to turn them into a source for self-affirmation. It is possible to implement this task by developing such an ability to overcome the absurdity of human interaction with external being, as Sisyphean labour, as a search for meaning in something meaningless.
Key words: educational objectives / existence / Sisyphean hill / personal development
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