Leadership and Moral Authority in the “Vostochnichestvo” of E. E. Ukhtomsky and the Philosophical Systems of Buddhism and Confucianism

  • Valeriy Suvorov
  • Elmira Fakhrudinova
  • Svetlana Dubrovskaya
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Leadership as a scientific problem has received a wide coverage in scientific researches; however, the interdependence of the leadership and the moral authority needs further development. The idea of the possibility to attract as representatives of other cultures and the Eastern States in general only through the persuasion and the moral authority was presented in the arguments of E.E. Ukhtomsky. Moral aspects play a determinant role in the organization of the social system as in Buddhism and Confucianism. That’s why Ukhtomsky’s ideas of “vostochnichestvo” with a total apparent idealization of them actually had a real basis. Eastern value systems suggest the possibility of the leadership through the achievement of the moral authority. That is, the moral authority allows you to not only avoid conflicts, especially at the household level, but also to win the sympathy and respect in interstate and intercultural relationships. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to these problems in the education of youth in the modern Russian society and state propaganda.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeriy Suvorov
    • 1
  • Elmira Fakhrudinova
    • 1
  • Svetlana Dubrovskaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Saratov State Medical University named after V.I. RazumovskySaratovRussian Federation
  2. 2.Saratov State University named after N.G. ChernyshevskySaratovRussian Federation

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