DOI: 10.17072/2078-7898/2017-1-14-19


Izutkin Dmitriy Anatol’evich
Doctor of Philosophy, Docent,
Professor of the Department of Social and Humanity Sciences

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy,
10/1, Minin and Pozharsky sq., Nizhny Novgorod, 603005, Russia;
ORCID: 0000-0003-4423-3028

Smirnova Natalia Evgen’evna
Ph.D. Student of the Department of Social and Humanity Sciences

Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy,
10/1, Minin and Pozharsky sq., Nizhny Novgorod, 603005, Russia;
ORCID: 0000-0001-8699-7881

Most diseases are determined by lifestyle. Interconnection between them is determinative for people’s life processes and shapes a certain individual reality of their existence. As a result of the gradual and continuous increase of societal complexity, the lifestyle comes to accumulate a considerable number of pathogenic factors.

Present article attempts to make philosophical heuristic of some mechanisms which cause interrelation between lifestyle and diseases. The article contains a study of the peculiarities of essential transformation of the lifestyle under the influence of a disease. A term «restricted lifestyle» (biologically and socially limited) is introduced.

The lifestyle is an integral derivative of human life processes mode. It fulfills an organizing, stabilizing and adaptive function. The lifestyle is based on four essential principles: synergism, systemacy, commensurateness and selfness.

It is undermined that the consequence of a disease is a changed lifestyle through the transformation of its functions, which decrease the person’s biological and social activity. The outcome is the formation of a «restricted lifestyle» which involves natural and social limitations.

Keywords: lifestyle, life process, pathological process, disease, biological and social matter, synergism, systemacy, commensurateness, self, «restricted lifestyle».


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The date of the manuscript receipt 05.11.2016

Please cite this article in English as:

Izutkin D.A., Smirnova N.E.Philosophical conceptual acpects of interconnection of lifestyle and disease // Perm University Herald. Series «Philosophy. Psychology. Sociology». 2017. Iss. 1. P.14–19. DOI: 10.17072/2078-7898/2017-1-14-19

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