The symposium of the year
Title From Trust and Justice to Political Correctness
Author(s) Aleksandr I. Dontsov and Elena B. Perelygina
About the author(s)

Aleksandr I. Dontsov, academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr. Sci. (Psychology), professor, professor at Social Psychology chair of Moscow State University after M. V. Lomonosov, Honorary President of the Russian Psychological Society, Moscow, Russia.
Elena B. Perelygina, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr. Sci. (Psychology), professor, dean of Social Psychology department, head of Social Psychology chair, Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; director of Comprehensive Issues of Security Psychology Center of the Russian Academy of Education, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.MD04
Section Multidisciplinary section
Year 2019 UDK Index 316.6:174:32 Pages 242 - 254

With increasing uncertainty and expanding range of risks and threats integral to modern society, the need for trust and justice as a pillar of the sociopsychological state of society also grows. Our assumption is that to formulate theoretical foundations of the linkage between trust and justice based on logic and rationality without both historical forms of consciousness and the content of consciousness is impossible. It is of interest that the idea that justice is the wheal of a strongman still persists: we mean that for a weak one, justice is another’s benefit. Building on ideas of several medieval thinkers we drove to the conclusion that international law, laws on human rights do not prevent powerful empires from monopolies interfering in internal affairs when it is not trust but the force that shapes a socio-political landscape. One more observation also seems to be important. Any state cannot be equitable since it has an obligation to ensure the movement of society towards a future that is not always predictable due to uncertain scenarios, which entails the multitude of trust risks. One should consider justice to be more likely an evaluative notion that manifests itself after the advent of the action and acts as a basis for shaping trust.

Keywords trust, justice, traditions, minorities, conscience, political correctness.
For citation

Dontsov AI, Perelygina EB. From Trust and Justice to Political Correctness. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 242–254. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.MD04.

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The article was supported with a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (project № 16-18-00032-П).

Submitted 25.10.2019
Accepted 28.11.2019