Russia and America: A Philosophical Comparison: Development and Change of Outlook from the 19th to the 20th Century / Edition 1

Russia and America: A Philosophical Comparison: Development and Change of Outlook from the 19th to the 20th Century / Edition 1

by W.J. Gavin, J.E. Blakeley, W. J. Gavin

ISBN-10: 9027707499

ISBN-13: 9789027707499

Pub. Date: 12/31/1976

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Product Details

Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
Sovietica Series, #38
Edition description:
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

I: The Cultural Beginnings.- I / The Importance of Ambiguity in Russian and American Culture.- The American Context.- Frontier as Creative Edge.- The Russian Context.- History As Messianic.- The Global Village as Ambiguous.- II / Chaadayev and Emerson — Two Mystical Pragmatists.- Peter Chaadayev.- Ralph Waldo Emerson.- Conclusion.- III / Herzen and James: Freedom as Radical.- Alexander Herzen.- The Context: An Unfinished, Uncertain Universe.- Thinking and Doing: The Efficacy of the Human Person.- William James.- The Efficacy of the Human Person in the “Stream of Consciousness”.- The Context as Unfinished, Uncertain Universe.- Conclusion.- IV / Royce and Khomyakov on Community as Process.- Josiah Royce.- Alexis Khomyakov.- V / Art vs. Science in Dewey and Chernyshevsky.- Dewey on Art and Science.- Chernyshevsky on Art and Science.- Conclusion.- VI / Underlying Themes and the Present Cultural Context.- The Revolt Against Cartesianism.- The Human Being as Participator.- The Context: An Unfinished, Mysterious Universe.- The Interpenetration of Thought and Action.- The Importance of Time and History.- Community as Constraint.- Conclusion.- II: Contemporary Soviet Reactions.- VII / Marxist-Leninist Philosophy and Social History.- The Marxist-Leninist Ideology.- Dialectical Materialism.- Historical Materialism.- Marxist-Leninist Historiography of Philosophy.- Problems of Social and National Conditioning.- VIII / Soviet Reaction to Some Nineteenth-Century Philosophers.- The General Soviet View on Russian Philosophy.- The General Soviet View on American Philosophy.- The Soviets on Chaadayev and Emerson.- The Soviets on Herzen and James.- The Soviets on Khomyakov and Royce.- The Soviets on Chernyshevsky and Dewey.- IX / Underlying Themes in Contemporary Marxist-Leninist Philosophy.- Anti-Cartesianism.- The Human Being as Participator.- Scientism versus Contextualism.- Theory and Practice.- Temporality and Historicism.- Community.- Epilogue: Final Thoughts.- Notes.- Index of Names and Titles.

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