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Mjør, Kåre Johan
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Mjør, K. J. (2017). Nikolai Berdiaev and the "boundless spaces" of Russia. Nordlit, 39, 4-17.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nikolai Berdiaev and the "boundless spaces" of Russia
2017 (English)In: Nordlit, ISSN 0809-1668, E-ISSN 1503-2086, Vol. 39, 4-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article analyses the ways in which the Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdiaev understood Russian space and geography, beginning with the texts that he wrote during the First World War and ending with his book The Russian Idea (1946). It was characteristic of Berdiaev to extensively recycle passages from his own texts, not least those that put forth the claim that there was a correspondence between Russia’s vast and wide-open spaces and the "Russian soul." However, the article argues that Berdiaev’s seemingly similar phrases had different meanings in different contexts. In the 1910s, his perspective was predominantly critical, if speculative, positing that the acquisition of large territories had prevented the Russian "self-organization" in thought and culture. After the 1917 revolutions and his own emigration in 1922, by contrast, Berdiaev gradually became more essentialist in his approach to Russian space, seeing the vast territories as perfectly matching the strivings and quests of the Russian people. The article contextualises Berdiaev’s understanding of space both in relation to nineteenth-century traditions of interpreting Russian geography and to the political upheavals that took place during his lifetime.

Keyword
Russian Philosophy; History of Ideas; Space; Gender; Identity Formation; Nikolai Berdiaev
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332128 (URN)10.7557/13.4189 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-24 Created: 2017-10-24 Last updated: 2017-10-31Bibliographically approved
Mjør, K. J. (2016). A Morphology of Russia?: The Russian Civilisational Turn and its Cyclical Idea of History. In: Arto Mustajoki, Katja Lehtisaari (Ed.), Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation: . Routledge.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Morphology of Russia?: The Russian Civilisational Turn and its Cyclical Idea of History
2016 (English)In: Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation / [ed] Arto Mustajoki, Katja Lehtisaari, Routledge, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293471 (URN)
Available from: 2016-05-13 Created: 2016-05-13 Last updated: 2016-05-13
Mjør, K. J. (2016). Cyclical History and the Post-Soviet Condition. In: : . Paper presented at First Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies, 12-14 June 2016. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cyclical History and the Post-Soviet Condition
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297295 (URN)
Conference
First Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies, 12-14 June 2016
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-06-22
Mjør, K. J. (2016). Eit evig Russland: Oleg Platonov, Institutt for russisk sivilisasjon og nasjonaliseringa av russisk tenking. Nordisk Østforum, 30(2), 98-117.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eit evig Russland: Oleg Platonov, Institutt for russisk sivilisasjon og nasjonaliseringa av russisk tenking
2016 (Norwegian Nynorsk; Nynorsk, Norwegian)In: Nordisk Østforum, ISSN 0801-7220, E-ISSN 1891-1773, Vol. 30, no 2, 98-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the Russian nationalist Oleg Platonov and his Institute for Russian Civilization, a project established for publishing both contemporary works and the classics of Russian intellectual history. Special attention is given to how Platonov, who is otherwise known for his extreme anti-Westernism and anti-Semitism, within the framework of this project actively disseminates not only his own idea of a unique and self-sufficient Russian civilization, but also numerous classics of Russian thought, in particular of the Slavophile current. Various Russian thinkers are presented here as the embodiment of “Russian national thought” and the expression of an alleged “ideology of the Russian people”. On the basis of this analysis, the article reviews Platonov’s contribution to contemporary Russian nationalism more generally and its tendency to make the marginal mainstream.

National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293469 (URN)
Available from: 2016-05-13 Created: 2016-05-13 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Mjør, K. J. (2015). Between Ideology and Nauka: Russia's First Visions of an Indigenous Philosophy. In: : . Paper presented at 15th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Culture and Russian Society, Helsinki, October 21-23. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between Ideology and Nauka: Russia's First Visions of an Indigenous Philosophy
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274806 (URN)
Conference
15th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Culture and Russian Society, Helsinki, October 21-23
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-01-26
Mjør, K. J. (2015). Between Ideology and Science: Russia’s First Visions of an Indigenous Philosophy. In: : . Paper presented at BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, March 28–30. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between Ideology and Science: Russia’s First Visions of an Indigenous Philosophy
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274803 (URN)
Conference
BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge, March 28–30
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-01-26
Mjør, K. J. (2015). Between Universalism and Nationalism: Soviet Historiography of National Philosophies. In: : . Paper presented at 15th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Culture and Russian Society, Helsinki, 21-23 October. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between Universalism and Nationalism: Soviet Historiography of National Philosophies
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274809 (URN)
Conference
15th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Culture and Russian Society, Helsinki, 21-23 October
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-01-26
Mjør, K. J. (2015). Between Universalism and Nationalism: The Historiography of National Philosophies as a Challenge to the Marxist-Leninist Metaphilosophy of Soviet Philosophical Culture. In: : . Paper presented at ICCEES IX World Congress, Makuhari, August 3–8. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between Universalism and Nationalism: The Historiography of National Philosophies as a Challenge to the Marxist-Leninist Metaphilosophy of Soviet Philosophical Culture
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274804 (URN)
Conference
ICCEES IX World Congress, Makuhari, August 3–8
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-01-26
Mjør, K. J. (2014). Contemporary Humanities in Russia: Views from the Inside and Outside. In: : . Paper presented at Contemporary Humanities in Russia and the Nordic Countries, Bergen, November 18. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contemporary Humanities in Russia: Views from the Inside and Outside
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274850 (URN)
Conference
Contemporary Humanities in Russia and the Nordic Countries, Bergen, November 18
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-01-26
Mjør, K. J. (2014). Creating its Own Platos: The Transfer and Adaptation of Philosophy in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Russia. In: : . Paper presented at Translation in Russian Contexts: Transcultural, Translingual and Transdisciplinary Points of Departure, Uppsala, 2–7 June. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating its Own Platos: The Transfer and Adaptation of Philosophy in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Russia
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274811 (URN)
Conference
Translation in Russian Contexts: Transcultural, Translingual and Transdisciplinary Points of Departure, Uppsala, 2–7 June
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2016-01-26
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