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Studies in East European Thought

, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 3–10 | Cite as

Neoplatonic tendencies in Russian philosophy

  • Janusz Dobieszewski
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Abstract

The Absolute is a basic and fundamental issue for philosophy as such. I present different concepts of the Absolute (substantialism, energetism, escapism, methodologism). We can say that contemporary European philosophy “orphaned” the neo-Platonic tradition. Thereafter Russian philosophy developed in an intensive and turbulent as well as relatively uniform fashion, in view of the well-established Neo-Platonist context. This makes Russian philosophy not only part of a lasting universally acknowledged tradition; not only has Russian philosophy continued to develop currents of thought abandoned by modern European philosophiers, but it is also heir to a philosophical tradition of particular quality and value in the universal history of thought.

Keywords

Neo-Platonism Absolute Unity Mysticism Russian philosophy East–West 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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