Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social Philosophy

Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social Philosophy

by Randall A. Poole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300095678

ISBN-13: 9780300095678

Pub. Date: 05/11/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

The appearance of Problems of Idealism in 1902 was a watershed in the vibrant cultural renaissance known as the Russian Silver Age. A collection of twelve essays by some of Russia's most important philosophical thinkers, the volume has become a classic in the history of Russian thought. Its exploration of the philosophical foundations of liberalism— personhood …  See more details below

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The appearance of Problems of Idealism in 1902 was a watershed in the vibrant cultural renaissance known as the Russian Silver Age. A collection of twelve essays by some of Russia's most important philosophical thinkers, the volume has become a classic in the history of Russian thought. Its exploration of the philosophical foundations of liberalism— personhood , autonomy, law, progress—represents the highest achievement in the rich Russian tradition of social thought. This translation brings the original anthology to English-language readers for the first time. In a comprehensive introduction, Randall Poole places the volume in its historical context and assesses its significance.

Author Biography: Randall A. Poole is assistant professor of social science and history in the College of General Studies at Boston University, where he is also a faculty fellow in the International History Institute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300095678
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/11/2003
Series:
Russian Literature and Thought Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.27(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Note on the Text and Translation
Editor's Introduction: Philosophy and Politics in the Russian Liberation Movement1
From the Moscow Psychological Society79
Foreword to the Russian Edition81
1Basic Problems of the Theory of Progress85
2Toward Characterization of the Theory of Marx and Engels on the Significance of Ideas in History124
3Toward Characterization of Our Philosophical Development143
4The Ethical Problem in the Light of Philosophical Idealism161
5Friedrich Nietzsche and the Ethics of "Love of the Distant"198
6Philosophy and Life242
7What the History of Philosophy Teaches258
8Ethical Idealism in the Philosophy of Law274
9The "Russian Sociological School" and the Category of Possibility in the Solution of Social-Ethical Problems325
10The Basic Principles of Auguste Comte's Sociological Doctrine356
11Renan as Champion of Freedom of Thought416
12On the Question of Moral Creativity422
Glossary of Names437
Contributor Biographies445
Index457

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