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Publications of Mostitskaya Natalia Dmitrievna
Culture and Art, 2018-11
Mostitskaya N.D. - Decorative Architectural Symbols in the Communication Space of a Festival pp. 1-10


Abstract: The subject of this research is the language of architectural forms brought out in the process of a traditional festival. The author examines the most important architectural elements from the point of view of their symbolic interpretation and 'involvement' into the commnication space of a festival, and compares them to verbalized ideas and values that a festival communicates. This emphasizes the importance of the language of architecture for the modelling of a festival's communication synergy. To illustrate her research, Mostitskaya provides the examples of interpretation of the architectural festival symbols such as Acropolis, Hagia Sophia and Grand Opera in Paris. The methodological basis of the research is B. Wipper's definition of the 'language of architecture', G. Potseptsov's description of the communication space structure, and S. Khoruzhy's theory of synergy that allows to describe essential grounds of festive communication. Mostiskaya also bases her research  culture, emotional experience, festival, values, higher meanings, synergy, semiotics, communicative space, the language of architecture, ideal
Culture and Art, 2018-9
Mostitskaya N.D. - The Concept of 'Lags' and 'Explosions' in Classifying Holidays pp. 43-49


Abstract: In her article Mostitskaya discusses the phenomenon of festive culture from the point of view of its value-semantic functional significance for the formation of socio-cultural space. To substantiate the new model of the typology of holidays, the concept of "explosion" and "lag" is proposed as a characteristic of the communicative space of the holiday and the way of creating and transmitting the value-semantic field of culture. The author proposes to differentiate holidays depending on their socio-cultural significance for social stability and the development of a socio-cultural system. The characteristic features of the four types of holiday are highlighted: "explosive", "lag-like", "dynamic" and "neutral mnemonic". The methodological basis of the concept proposed in the article is the theory of synergy presented in the works of Russian scientists. In addition to the basic scientific research methods, the author also uses comparative analysis. A special contribution of the author to the study of the theme of festive culture is the methodological concept proposed in the article and a new classification of holidays. The rationale of the research is caused by the the author's approach that involves the use of scientific theories created at the interface of the humanities and natural science to analyze the phenomenon of "festivity" as the essential core of the holiday. 
Man and Culture, 2018-6
Mostitskaya N.D. - Spiritual pursuits of intelligentsia of the silver age as a search for УfestivityФ pp. 1-9


Abstract: The object of this research is the philosophical reasoning of intelligentsia on the spiritual paths of Russia in the context of historical transformations of the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. The subject of this research is the cultural phenomenon of “festivities”. In description of the philosophical meaning of the concept of “religion”, the author, leaning on differentiation of the religious denominations proposed by D. V. Pivovarov, gradually classifies the ideological and religious pursuits of intelligentsia in accordance with the cosmocentric, sociocentric, and egocentric forms of religions. Introducing the concept of “festivity”, the attention is focused on the life-purpose ideals suggested by intelligentsia as a culture-forming grounds for the development of Russia. Methodologically determinative for this research are the works of D. V. Pivovarov, S. S. Horuzhy, as well as the works of religious philosophers of the silver age. The scientific novelty lies in the presented experience of culturological analysis of historical situation of the silver age, and the religious search of intelligentsia through the methodological prism of the concept of synergy and theory of “festivity”. The category of “festivity” allows accenting attention of the forms of the Absolute and approaches towards it, proposed by intelligentsia as a goal of cultural development. 
Philosophical Thought, 2016-4
Mostitskaya N.D. - Festivity and mundanity in projection of constancy and dynamicity of cultural being pp. 129-143


Abstract:  In this article special attention is given to the analysis of cooperation and dynamics of such forms of culture as festivity and mundanity from the perspective of their logical contradictions and synthesis. The author examines the dialectical, metaphysical, and synergy approaches in studying the phenomenon of festivity. Reference to the antique tradition of philosophical thought allows revealing the phenomenon of festivity as the “constancy” of being; while mundanity is presented as the “dynamicity” of being and is defined by means of turning to the postmodern philosophy. In order to substantiate such approach the author suggests the synthesis of metaphysical and dialectical methods of cognition, which aloe explaining the periods of stabilization and changes of the festivity tradition, as well as the dynamics and vector of development of mundanity. The scientific novelty consists in the synthetic approach, which reveals the problem of festivity and mundanity in philosophical-culturological aspect. Festivity and Mundanity as constancy and dynamicity, are being used as the elements of the frame of reference for modeling and communicative space in its vector orientation, as well as the description of bifurcation transition.  
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