ARTICLE TITLE: Symbolization as Contextual Synthesis of Political Ontology, Political Epistemology and Political Language
AUTHORS: Musikhin V.
ABSTRACT: The author displays that in to symbolic thinking people can act at the same time both as subjects and objects of social life. The article proves that the analysis of the language of the politics the competence of politics and political information are considered by the academic community as independent modes of political reality. However, the political actors speak, think and know in political context simultaneously. Therefore, the conceptual focus of the research isn’t on the political ontology, epistemology and semantics as such but on the relationships in the political community. The article presents that the symbolic space of politics emerges as a spontaneous nonconventional social interaction. Creating a stable (and already conventional) model of relations. Which isn’t fixed in the framework of the positivist approach. The author argues that the understanding of language as a social symbolization goes beyond the perception of political character as a "world view" or "mirror of reality." The process of political symbolization is a collective interaction of meanings but just reproducing the existing meanings and generating new ones as well. This gives the political symbolization a universal communicative function.
KEYWORDS: political symbolization , symbol , criticism of positivism , symbolic synthesis , political reality , political imagination , political communication