FANATICISM: TO THE DEFINITION OF THE CONCEPT*
Kim V. V.
Kim, Viktoria Valentinovna – Candidate of Science (Philosophy), Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Socio-Political Disciplines, Amur Humanitarian Pedagogical State University (Komsomolsk-on-Amur).
The paper researches fanaticism as a social phenomenon based on the existence of changing beliefs in the human consciousness. The author analyses the approaches towards fanaticism existing in the socio-humanitarian knowledge and considers religious fanaticism as a variant of fanaticism the basis of which reproduces the socio-psychological phenomenon of fanatical faith.