The Philosophy of Upbringing Healthy and Well-bred Generation of Kazakh Nationality

  • Maira Shurshitbay Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University
  • Faiina Kabdrakhmanova Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University
  • Yermek Seitembetov Sarsen Amanzholov Rytų Kazachstano universitetas
  • Ai̇gul Zhi̇renova Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University
Keywords: ethnomedicine, philosophy of medicine, healthy generation, ‘Shezhire – JetiAta’ (Kazakhs’ knowledge of their origin up to the seventh generation), Kazakh genealogy


The article deals with the role, peculiarities and philosophical issues of upbringing healthy and well-bred generation in Kazakh ethnomedicine, which has been passed down from generation to generation and has not lost its importance. Attention is paid to the peculiarities of the Kazakh people’s attitudes to nature, formed in connection with the natural environment, and the method of treatment based on shamanic beliefs. Philosophical concepts of nobility norms preservation of the Kazakh nation, following the tradition of exogamy in the formation of generation health, have been analysed. The doctrine of blood purity is discussed in Treatise on Healing by Uteiboydak Tleukabyluly, a scientist-healer of 15th century. Tleukabyluly considers debauchery, love relationships outside of marriage, unacceptable. He gives a reason why Kazakhs should be banned from related marriages up to the seventh generation, since, according to his observations, this leads to infertility and miscarriages or the birth of an imbecile child.

The role of the mother in the healthy generation was studied in the national philosophical context.

Medicine and Philosophy