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Olya makes use of the distinction between humans and nonhumans in what the author calls her public discourse of morality. As Olya describes it, social morality is the rules of the game. It is that which allows members of society to interact in an understandable and acceptable manner. Olya not only articulates a hierarchical differentiation of possible moralities, she describes a developmentalist conception of morality. Olya believes that morality, whether social or Gods, is to some extent necessarily acquired, cultivated, and developed in ones lifetime. Since there is no unity, whether that unity comes through God, the nation, or even perhaps the family itself, Olya conceives of Russia today as a place of moral decay.

Keywords: developmental morality; humanness; moral breakdown; Olya; social morality



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