By Thomas Nemeth
This quantity deals a severe exam of the early works of Vladimir Solov’ëv, Russia’s most renowned and systematic thinker. It offers a philosophical critique of his early writings as much as 1881 from an immanent point of view and examines Solov’ëv’s meant contributions to philosophy opposed to the heritage of German Idealism, together with Schopenhauer, and the positivism of his day. analyzing modern reactions to his writings through best figures of his day, corresponding to Chicherin and Kavelin, The Early Solov’ëv and His Quest for Metaphysics unearths the small yet vivid philosophical group in Russia throughout the instant a long time ahead of the Bolshevik Revolution. It offers an in depth dialogue of Solov’ëv’s disagreement together with his philosophical competitors and indicates how his emphasis on constructing a metaphysical ontology instead of epistemology exerted a digital paradigmatic effect on Russian philosophy for future years. This quantity additionally units Solov’ëv’s writings opposed to a close highbrow biography of those early years, drawing on letters to associates and family members together with recollections, and demanding situations some of the obtained claims touching on his activities and positions, rather his alleged younger mystical visions. additionally, the booklet positive aspects appendices: one who sketches the early Russian reception of French positivism opposed to which Solov’ëv reacted within the identify of metaphysics and one other that provides a desirable examine the Solov’ëv relations historical past, which produced without delay highbrow in addition to dysfunctional contributors. featuring an extraordinary photo of the non-Marxist highbrow scene in nineteenth century Russia, The Early Solov’ëv and His Quest for Metaphysics can be of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers searching for a philosophically expert method of this targeted philosopher and period.
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