THE PHILOSOPHICAL CONTEXT OF THE AZGAJIN CHOCHER (NATIONAL BIGSHOTS) BY HAKOB PARONYAN – 2010-4

Summary 

Aram G. Alexanyan
Although the examiners of the works by Paronyan have highly evaluated his work “Azgayin Chocher” (“National Bigshots”), in reality its philosophical deep background has not been revealed, giving ground for numerous misinterpretations. These can be edited only by defining the circles of Paronyan studies. In the article it is being revealed that the work “Azgayin Chocher” (“National Bigshots”) is mainly created on the basis of the Ancient Greek philosophy of morality and the urgency of examining Paronyan’s work is being stressed. Particularly, essential similarities are being revealed, when Paronyan’s viewpoints are being examined in the context of Socrates’, Plato’s, Aristotle’s, and Plutocrat’s science of morality. Thus, in the work “Azgayin Chocher” (“National Bigshots”) Paronyan, in assonance with Plutocrat, defined his moral ideal via the concrete historical material and via the examination of the characters’ behavour. Here, the perception specialty of the human essence is also being manifested, which was set in the tractates of the ancient Greek philosophers.

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