Рецензия на: Athanase Giocas. Le bien justifié: une lecture contemporaine de la synthèse philosophicojuridique de Vladimir S. Soloviev. Québec: Presse de l’Université Laval, 2016. 241 p.
The book by the Canadian researcher Athanase Giocas is devoted to the intel lectual heritage of Vladimir S. Soloviev and the pertinence of this heritage for the contemporary philosophical discussions about the law. The review underscores the originality of Giocas’ approach to the philosophical ideas of Soloviev on the law and politics, and especially the examination of these ideas in the light of the traditions of the Orthodox patristic and iconography. This book is evaluated as to its relevance in the trove of the previous research works about Soloviev and his conceptions both in the Russian and Western scholarship. One of the important theses of this book is the examination of the theoretical foundations of the con ception of human rights in the context of the Christian dogma of human dignity. Giocas justifies these foundations in the aspect of the philosophical conception of GodHumanity elaborated by Soloviev. Another important inspiration of the re viewed book is the project of an interdisciplinary approach that would integrate religious, scientific and metaphysical perspectives of the legal reality. The author affirms the possibility of such an approach basing on the examples taken from our days and points out at the relevance of Soloviev’s critic against the abstract princi ples. As well, Giocas argues about the potential of Soloviev’s insights about an in tegral knowledge and about his conception of the allinclusiveness that reflects the integrality of human knowledge. As one of the remarkable qualities of the re viewed book can be mentioned the fact that this monograph is not simply one more commentary on Soloviev’s ideas.