The threshold of the article is the tradition of distinction between the state terror and the individual terror (terror and terrorism). The prevailing definitions of terror are logically analyzed in the article in order to come to preliminarily conclusion about insufficiency of such definitions. Then, on the base of structural method, the method of logical analysis, and the method of the historical reconstruction, a correlation between the terror and the transcendent is revealed. On this grounded, the author suggests general concept of terror and states definition of terror as a violence that is beyond the law and is directed towards the accomplishment of the highest truth. A historical (diachronic) vision of terror in general outline is also suggested. It makes possible to discover the mechanism of the influence of terror as a form of legitimation on the society and to reveal the reasons of acceptability of obviously terroristic measures of government.
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Шевцов Сергій(2009).Терор як форма леґітимації. Філософська думка, №5.с. 90-104.