The Peculiarities of Understanding Freedom and Justice in the Context of Sociocultural Communication

Author: Maria S. Matantseva

Communicology. 2018. Vol.6. No.6
Matantseva Maria Stanislavovna, postgraduate student at the department of cultural studies, Ryazan State University named for S.A. Yesenin. Address: 390000, Russia, Ryazan, Svobody st. 46. E-mail:

Abstract. The article is devoted to the study of ideas about freedom and justice through the prism of the features of socio-cultural communication. The author is examining the objective and subjective aspects of the understanding of freedom and justice and comes to the conclusion that these concepts cannot be regarded as universals with invariable content. The ideas of freedom and justice are formed as a result of the person’s communicative ability to empathy, i.e. the ability to associate with other members of the community, ability to walk in their shoes. Thanks to the empathic ability, the consolidation of social values in society is carried out in a conventional way. The meaningful filling of the concepts of freedom and justice is conditioned by the specific nature of the sociocultural space of a certain social community.

Keywords: freedom, justice, empathy, social value, sociocultural communication

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For citation: Matantseva M.S. The peculiarities of understanding freedom and justice in the context of sociocultural communication. Communicology (Russia). 2018. Vol. 6. No. 6. Р. 88–95. DOI 10.21453 / 2311-3065-2018-6-6-88-95.

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