Studies in East European Thought

, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp 199–216

The Russian Spinozists

Authors

  • Andrey Maidansky
    • Department of HumanitiesTaganrog Institute of Economics and Management
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024066221394

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Maidansky, A. Studies in East European Thought (2003) 55: 199. doi:10.1023/A:1024066221394
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Abstract

The article deals with the history of Russian Spinozism in the20th century, focusing attention on three interpretations of Spinoza's philosophy – by Varvara Polovtsova, Lev Vygotsky,and Evald Ilyenkov. Polovtsova profoundly explored Spinoza'slogical method and contributed an excellent translation of histreatise De intellectus emendatione. Later Vygotsky andIlyenkov applied Spinoza's method to create activity theory,an explanation of the laws and genesis of the human mind.

philosophy of SpinozaSpinozismPolovtsovaVygotskyIlyenkovRussian Marxismactivity theorylogical method

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