Merab Mamardashvili’s Philosophy of Life and Its Implications for Psychology

Dmitry Leontiev

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/szhf.2019.016

Abstract


The article presents important aspects of Merab Mamardashvili's philosophy of life, which is based on his lectures from the 1980s. The text presents the similarities and differences of Mamardashvili's thought regarding existential tradition in philosophy and psychology, and their significance for personality psychology. It seems important to distinguish between two modes of life: conscious and automatic. The key issue is time, gaining experience from various events, and integrating personality. In Mamardashvili's philosophy, a new dimension of personality, which was not expressed in the 20th century psychological theories of personality, is revealed. This dimension is associated with a conscious level of existence that goes beyond the causal patterns of biological and social human functioning.

Trans. and ed. by:

Aleksandra Kondrat

Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń

ORCID: 0000-0003-3879-4099

e-mail: moskwa.ros@gmail.com


Keywords


existentialism; psychology, consciousness; causality; personality

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