Why do Ukrainians successfully resist one of the strongest armies in the world, which, according to some criteria, is second only to the US armed forces? What kind of assistance to Ukraine should be expected from Western partners? These and other questions in an interview with Huxleў are answered by Leonid Shiman, General Director of the State Enterprise “Scientific Production Association “Pavlograd Chemical Plant”
Huxleў publishes an interview with the legendary teacher and outstanding scientist Shalva Amonashvili. About pedagogy, feminization of education, accelerated children and the fact that world culture is a “bouquet” of different “colours”
Opportunities for living philosophy I see in the contemporary experimental theatre. In the one that was born from the feat of Antonin Artaud with his “theater of cruelty.” For me, theater is an experimental metaphysics and even a practice, akin to yogic. I think that the theater can become for a modern person what the Eleusinian Mysteries were, say, for the ancient Greek – the bosom of the birth of thought
The first thing that underlies business is our values. We know that suffering is a person’s own choice, there is no meaning in it. Overcoming them is a waste of energy. My task as a leader and owner of a business is to ensure that the energy of the team goes to creation, and not to internal disassemblies, misunderstandings, doubts
Famous philosopher, culturologist and semioticist Vadim Rudnev – about the era of postmodernism, self-remembering and the place of philosophy in the modern world
It is important to disenchant Ukraine for the world. We want to push the boundaries, present Ukrainian culture and music abroad, and develop the country’s brand. I would like Ukrainians to value themselves more, their own cultural uniqueness. Through soft power, which is culture, it is much easier to reach out to others, make real friends and partners
We have our own, special style: how we play, how we are dressed, how we look at photo shoots, how we are on stage, what is the design of our posters – all this is very important! There can be no trifles here. Attention to detail just allows you to create a unique, unlike anything else atmosphere, when the musicians feel good together, when they are “driven”.
One of the forces that are lacking in our country is the autonomy of reason. One of the cornerstones of European civilization. If we are truly making this movement to Europe, we need to take care of these cornerstones. Because if they are not in the foundation, then all this Europeanization of Ukraine will turn out to be fiction
University philosophy is increasingly being reborn into what the classics called “philistinism.” The crisis of the current state of philosophy, or, I emphasize, the existence of institutional forms of modern philosophy, consists precisely in the fact that this mass community, which bears the name of philosophers, refuses, and quite deliberately, from solving its own philosophical problems in the modern world
Creators are people of a very receptive organization, their level of awareness is so wide and deep that it allows them to see more accurately and understand faster. The Creator receives as a gift an overabundance of understanding of beauty, and then one day this surplus mass of ideas, which takes possession of him entirely, bursts out like the lava of an awakened volcano. From that day on, a creative person no longer belongs to himself, he is a slave to the blind power of inspiration, which took him into circulation
I have a rule: trust until you are deceived. It is a pity to spoil life with tension from distrust of others. Better to be deceived – an experienced person is not afraid and is no longer so painful
Zhanna Kryuchkova: I watched Persian Lessons in Spain. In my opinion, this is a masterpiece. I’ll start our interview with a kind of an insider tip game. Il onai au (editor’s note: «I love you»). How often have you heard this phrase lately?
Vadim Perelman: I hear this phrase quite often. Even yesterday. By the way, what do I answer? Read in a frank interview especially for Huxleў