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A Russian Thinker or a Thinker in Russia?: Some Tendencies in the Post-Soviet Reception of Nikolaj Berdjaev
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies. (Identitetsformation)
2011 (English)In: Scando-Slavica, ISSN 0080-6765, Vol. 57, no 1, 25-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the different ways in which the émigré philosopher Nikolaj Berdjaev has been read and responded to in post-Soviet Russia. It sets out to analyse how Russian scholars relate to the topic of Russian thought, i.e., the metaphilosophical notions that underlie their interpretations, and it discovers a wide range of approaches to Berdjaev's texts: affirmative, corrective, constructivist and dialogical. Behind this variety of interpretations, however, a particularly Russian background, whether of Berdjaev or of the interpreters themselves, has been repeatedly thematised, though currently younger scholars often seek to abandon the formerly prevailing emphasis on national identity in their interpretations. The article thus aims to deepen our understanding of post-Soviet academic and more specifically philosophical culture today.

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2011. Vol. 57, no 1, 25-47 p.
Keyword [en]
Nikolaj Berdjaev, post-Soviet Russia, philosophy, historiosophy, philosophical culture, reception, national identity, ideology
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Philosophy History of Ideas
Research subject
Philosophy, with specialization in history of philosophy; History of Sciences and Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164634DOI: 10.1080/00806765.2011.569115OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-164634DiVA: diva2:468801
Available from: 2011-12-21 Created: 2011-12-21 Last updated: 2013-02-05Bibliographically approved

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