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Russian philosophy

Russian thought is best approached without fixed preconceptions about the nature and proper boundaries of philosophy. Conditions of extreme political oppression and economic backwardness are not conducive to ...

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Russian Darwinism

The Russian scientific community welcomed Darwin’s evolutionary theory and made it a basis of research in a wide range of biological sciences. Russian evolutionary studies in embryology, paleontology, ...

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Russian aesthetics

Aesthetics as a branch of philosophy, or in the sense of an explicitly stated theory of art, appeared in Russia no earlier than the seventeenth century, under the ...

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Ivanov, Viacheslav Ivanovich (1866–1949)

Viacheslav Ivanov was a leading theoretician of the symbolist literary movement and a prominent figure in the renaissance of religious thought in Russia at the turn of the ...

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Moscow Psychological Society

The Moscow Psychological Society, a learned society founded in 1885 at Moscow University, was the first and main centre of the remarkable philosophical achievements of the Russian Silver ...

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Trubetskoi, Sergei Nikolaevich (1862–1905)

Prince Sergei N. Trubetskoi came from one of the most enlightened and distinguished noble families in Russia. By 1890 he had emerged as one of the country’s major ...

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Lopatin, Lev Mikailovich (1855–1920)

In 1911 the Moscow Psychological Society celebrated the accomplishments of Lev Lopatin, a major Russian idealist and personalist philosopher. Lopatin was lauded for his chairmanship of the Psychological ...

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Vernadskii, Vladimir Ivanovich (1863–1945)

Vladimir Vernadskii was an earth scientist with broad scientific and philosophical interests. He made important contributions to mineralogy and crystallography, distinguished himself as one of the founders of ...

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Russian philosophy of history

In his classic book The Russian Idea Nikolai Berdiaev pointed out that ‘independent Russian thought was awakened by the problem of the philosophy of history’. It was because ...

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Russian Idea, the

‘The Russian Idea’ is a term used by Russian thinkers to define specific features of Russian culture, the spiritual make-up of the Russian nation, the meaning of Russian ...

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Russian philosophy of law

Russian thought is rarely associated with philosophy of law. The intellectuals of pre-revolutionary Russia are known rather for their uncompromising critique of legalism, passing sometimes into a genuine ...

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Tkachëv, Pëtr Nikitich (1844–86)

Pëtr Tkachëv, the leading theorist of the ‘Jacobin’ current within Russian revolutionary populism, was a belated disciple of Gracchus (Francois Noël) Babeuf and a forerunner of Vladimir Lenin. ...

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Trubetskoi, Evgenii Nikolaevich (1863–1920)

Prince Evgenii Nikolaevich Trubetskoi was a prominent philosopher of law known also for his works on Solov’ëv, Kant, Nietzsche, ethics and religion (including Russian Orthodox iconography). Personally and ...

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Struve, Pëtr Berngardovich (1870–1944)

A prominent figure in early Russian Marxism and in liberal politics during the last years of the Tsarist regime, Struve’s philosophical concerns centred around individual free will versus ...

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Karsavin, Lev Platonovich (1882–1952)

Karsavin belongs to the Russian philosophical school of all-oneness (vseedinstvo) and God’s humanity (bogochelovechestvo) originating with Vladimir Solov’ëv in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Karsavin’s thought ...

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Kudriavtsev-Platonov, Viktor Dmitrievich (1828–91)

Calling his position ‘transcendental monism’, Kudriavtsev held that neither the material nor the ideal spheres can be reduced to the other, but together form a harmonious whole under ...

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Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasil’evich (1711–65)

Endowed with scientific and literary genius, Lomonosov was a product and proponent of Russia’s eighteenth-century Westernization. He was trained under Christian Wolff, the philosophic luminary of German pietism, ...

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Askol’dov (Alekseev), Sergei Alekseevich (1870–1945)

A prominent philosopher of the Russian Religious-Philosophical Renaissance, Sergei Askol’dov was Aleksei Kozlov’s son and philosophical disciple. (Askol’dov was a pseudonym; his legal name was Alekseev, i.e., ‘son ...

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Kozlov, Aleksei Aleksandrovich (1831–1901)

One of the forerunners of the idealist revival in Russian philosophy at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, Aleksei Kozlov was the founder ...

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Chicherin, Boris Nikolaevich (1828–1904)

Chicherin was a Russian liberal historian of law, a political and religious philosopher and a public figure, who briefly served as Moscow’s elected mayor (1882–3). Before the mid-1860s ...

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