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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).

E-mail: vkv-viktory@mail.ru


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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.

        Key words: fanaticism, fanatic, faith, fanatical belief, fanatical belief, religious fanaticism.


 
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