Article title An Importance of the Natural Law Theories in Creation of the Modern World (to the Issue of «The Second Axial Age»)
Name of magazine Scientific journal «Philosophy of Law and General Theory of Law» (Ukrainian language)
Issue 1/2013
Сторінки [221-233]
Annotation The point about decisive role of classical natural law theories of the New Age in creation of foundation of modern legal reality is juatified on the basis of cultural studies approach. It is offered the hypothesis about peculiarity of mankind’s development from the period ХVІ–ХVІІ centuries up to date, when the science, technology and especially law gain in decisive importance. It qualitatively changed the world both in economical and political dimension that gives reasons to consider this period in history as «the second axial age». The main argument for such statement in legal dimension is spreading and institutialization of the idea of human rights as an equal right of «every» person.
Keywords synergetic method, philosophy of law, New Age, Enlightenment, rationalism, theory of natural law, human rights, «axial age», «the second axial age».