The Later Solov’ëv

Philosophy in Imperial Russia

Authors: Nemeth, Thomas

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  • Presents a rare picture of the non-Marxist philosophical climate in 19th century Russia
  • Details Solov’ëv’s confrontation with his philosophical opponents
  • Offers a look into a vibrant and heated philosophical community
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This volume offers a critical examination of the later philosophical views of Vladimir Solov’ëv, arguably Russia’s most famous and most systematic philosopher. It offers a philosophically informed approach to this pivotal figure and to his era. Inside, readers will discover a detailed portrait of the often overlooked evolution of the philosopher’s views during the final two decades of his life. The author explores Solov’ëv’s still evolving aesthetic philosophy and his entry into the lively Russian discussion of free will. The work then turns to the philosopher’s mature statements on many figures from within the history of philosophy. This includes Kant and Hegel. Next, readers will learn about his disagreements with several contemporaries as well as contemporaneous movements. These include positivism and materialism. In addition, the coverage includes an elucidation and examination of Solov’ëv’s final expression of his ethical philosophy as set forth in his major ethical treatise Justification of the Moral Good.


The overall picture that emerges is of a much more vibrant and heated philosophical community than typically portrayed in Western secondary literature. The book ends with a reflection on the rise of Solov’ëv as a religious mystic at the expense of a critical evaluation of his thought.


About the authors

The author of numerous publications on Russian philosophy, Thomas Nemeth has also translated Shpet’s 1914 treatise Appearance and Sense, Solov’ëv ’s Justification of the Moral Good, and Shpet’s Hermeneutics and Its Problems. He has also authored the comprehensive study Kant in Imperial Russia and published numerous articles on Russian and Italian philosophy. His Gramsci’s Philosophy: A Critical Study contrasted the Italian Marxist’s historicism against Crocean idealism and Husserlian phenomenology. After obtaining his PhD in philosophy from the University of Louvain, Nemeth held post-doctoral fellowships in Germany and Australia and was recently a Writer-in-Residence at NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-20610-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Later Solov’ëv
Book Subtitle
Philosophy in Imperial Russia
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20611-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20611-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20610-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 317
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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