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Author Nemeth, Thomas, author

Title The Early Solov'ëv and his quest for metaphysics / Thomas Nemeth
Published Wien : Springer, 2013
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Series International archives of the history of ideas ; 212
Archives internationales d'histoire des idées ; 212
Contents A Voyage of Discovery -- The Unfinished Sophia -- Towards an Integral Philosophy -- From Intuition to Faith -- The Morality of a Critique -- The Truth of a Critique -- Critiques of the Critique
Summary This volume offers a critical examination of the early works of Vladimir Solovv, Russias most famous and systematic philosopher. It presents a philosophical critique of his early writings up to 1881 from an immanent viewpoint and examines Solovvs intended contributions to philosophy against the background of German Idealism, including Schopenhauer, and the positivism of his day. Examining contemporary reactions to his writings by leading figures of his day, such as Chicherin and Kavelin, The Early Solovv and His Quest for Metaphysics reveals the small but vibrant philosophical community in Russia during the immediate decades before the Bolshevik Revolution. It provides a detailed discussion of Solovvs confrontation with his philosophical opponents and shows how his emphasis on developing a metaphysical ontology rather than epistemology exerted a virtual paradigmatic influence on Russian philosophy for years to come. This volume also sets Solovvs writings against a detailed intellectual biography of these early years, drawing on letters to friends and relatives including reminiscences, and challenges many of the received claims concerning his actions and positions, particularly his alleged youthful mystical visions. In addition, the book features two appendices: one that sketches the early Russian reception of French positivism against which Solovv reacted in the name of metaphysics and another that presents a fascinating look at the Solovv family background, which produced at once intellectual as well as dysfunctional members. Presenting a rare picture of the non-Marxist intellectual scene in 19th century Russia, The Early Solovv and His Quest for Metaphysics will be of interest to graduate students and researchers looking for a philosophically informed approach to this unique thinker and era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Solovyov, Vladimir Sergeyevich, 1853-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Philosophy, Russian.
Metaphysics.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319013483 (electronic bk.)
9783319013480 (electronic bk.)