Kazakhstan: The Choice of Civilizational Priorities

A. Sh. Alimzhanova, G.T. Aldambergenova, T.S. Mantayeva, T.H. Gabitov

Abstract


This article discusses some aspects of the approach to pre-Islamic cultural heritage in the history of the spiritual quest of the Turkic peoples. Comparative data analysis of the relationships of various ethnic cultures of their spiritual heritage has been given and it has emphasized that respect for cultural heritage as a sign of civilization. Subjected to critical analysis of a variety of negative attitude towards the cultural heritage of the Kazakh people (Eurocentrism, ethnonihilism, particularism, fundamentalism, passeizm, etc.). Spiritual values had been formed during centuries – old world discovery by the Kazakh people, originally joined knowledge and morals, mind and will, beauty and humanity and they were concentrated in postulate: «Be just a man!». In their works Kazakh writers, poets stated that understanding of himself, his place in this world and meaning of his existence are possible through the relationship to other people. This is controled by his conscience which is the inner support for a man.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p582


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