Features Of The Concepts Used In Anti-Suicidal Conversation


The purpose of this work is to analyze the features of concepts used in a conversation conducted with a person whose suicidal intentions can be considered obvious. The effectiveness of the impact of concepts on a person who is in a pre-suicidal or post-suicidal state depends on many factors, but first of all – on the ability of concepts to relieve mental pain. This ability increases as concepts become more specific and verifiable. The material of the research is the logical and semantic structure of the language; the search is made for the features of concepts that best meet the goals of suicide prevention. Methodologically the research is based on some provisions of European existentialist philosophy. The use of the existentialist method allows us to show that the most convincing concepts for a person seem to meet two requirements. First: concepts release a person from personal responsibility – that is, they allow a minimum of opportunities for broad and free interpretation. Second: they help to raise the level of confidence that circumstances will change even with minimal effort on the part of the person. These requirements are met by three types of concepts: empirical concepts; logical-mathematical concepts; self-evident concepts. It is assumed that any concept can be divided into several narrower concepts, each of which will meet two requirements for credibility. Accordingly, a conversation with a person who is in suicidal danger can increase its effectiveness if the preference is given to empirical, logical-mathematical and self-evident concepts.

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Sivertsev, E. Y. (2021). Features Of The Concepts Used In Anti-Suicidal Conversation. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1461-1467). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2021.11.192