The meaning-building function of myth in context of self-designing of personality

- Гуцол, С.Ю. (2015) The meaning-building function of myth in context of self-designing of personality Актуальні проблеми психології: Збірник наукових праць Інституту психології імені Г.С.Костюка. Психологічна герменевтика, 2 (9). pp. 61-71. ISSN 2072-4772

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The article concerns the problem of mythological components of personal life experience, in particular the significance of myth in process of forming strategies for self-determination and self-organization of personality in context of life-building practices. The concept is based on the author's thesis that in the course of self-designing the condition for generation of new meanings are empirical generalizations of the individual experience of personality as well as “ready” socio-cultural By summarizing of concepts by D.A. Leontiev, A.M. Lobok, A.S. Sharov the author presents her understanding of the mechanism of mythological meaning-building. An attempt to «smooth out» the contradictions in categorical opposition «actual being-in-the-world» versus myth is made. Interdependence of these categories of experience in the process of personality’s self-organization is explained. The importance of myth as a factor for the formation of personal design is discussed. The role of myth as a «meaning-carrying reality» in the process of self-designing is emphasized. The author analyzes the meaning-building function of myth. Understanding of meaning as a probabilistic construct of personal myth is substantiated. The author describes the resources of myth as a large-scale context for «actual being-in-the-world»: fixation on a broad perspective leads to understanding the possibilities scope of a personality and his life horizon.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: myth, meaning, experience, design, «actual being-in-the-world», meaning-building function, self-organization of personality
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of Psychology after N.Kostiuk > Department of cognitive psychology
Depositing User: науковий співробітник Л.П. Яковенко
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 09:23
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 15:39


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