The novel «What is to be done» of Nikolai Chernyshevsky is a novel about «new people». Perception and their own affair become the basis of their life. The love to themselves and to the people around, the statement that the beautiful is life, the breadth of daring deeds and courage are their main qualities. Chernyshevsky had written the novel about the young people of his time. But it is to be wondered that features of the novel's characters exist in our contemporaries. The article discusses the "affair" of each of the characters, and draws a parallel with the present day.
Von Gercen zu erzählen, heißt zu verstehen, wie sich die radikale Bewegung in Rußland entwickelte, das heißt das Zentrum, den Sinn, die Widersprüche der russischen Kultur bis zu den zwei Revolutionen von 1917 zu begreifen.
Review of book by Deborah Martinsen "Surprised by Shame"
The author analyzes Dostoevsky's ideas about confession and theodicy and shows how they were influenced by Vladimir Solov'ev and St. Augustine
The present catalogue contains abstracts for some 150 volumes, among which books, periodicals, miscellanies, published by the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the principal institute in Russia for academic research in all kinds of philosophical knowledge. These works, written by eminent Russian scholars, cover such fi elds as the history of Russian, Western and Oriental philosophy, ethics and aesthetics, synergetics and epistemology, social and political philosophy and concentrate on problems that have attained particular importance in the age of globalization and growth of national self-consciousness.
The great age of Russian philosophy spans the century between 1830 and 1930 - from the famous Slavophile-Westernizer controversy of the 1830s and 1840s, through the 'Silver Age' of Russian culture at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the formation of a Russian 'philosophical emigration' in the wake of the Russian Revolution. This volume is a major history and interpretation of Russian philosophy in this period. Eighteen chapters (plus a substantial introduction and afterword) discuss Russian philosophy's main figures, schools and controversies, while simultaneously pursuing a common central theme: the development of a distinctive Russian tradition of philosophical humanism focused on the defence of human dignity. As this volume shows, the century-long debate over the meaning and grounds of human dignity, freedom and the just society involved thinkers of all backgrounds and positions, transcending easy classification as 'religious' or 'secular'. The debate still resonates strongly today.