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Philosophical Works of Peter Chaadaev

  • Raymond T. McNally
  • Richard Tempest
Book

Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-6
  2. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 7-7
  3. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 8-13
  4. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 14-17
  5. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 18-101
  6. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 102-111
  7. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 112-255
  8. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 256-259
  9. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 260-262
  10. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 263-274
  11. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 275-277
  12. Raymond T. McNally, Richard Tempest
    Pages 278-309
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 310-320

About this book

Introduction

Peter Chaadaev emerges from the pages of history as one of Russia's most provocative and influential thinkers. The purpose of this book is to present the reader with the fIrst English translation of most of his philosophical writings. During the first half of the nineteenth century Chaadaev incited a violent polemic concerning the historical significance of Russian culture. His ideas concerning Russia's real mission in the world still provoke controversy in the Soviet Union. In fact, no edition of most of his works has ever been published in the Soviet Union until the Gorbachev era. Our English translation with commentaries was done in the conviction that these writings should be made available to the English-reading public. The background material in this book is expository; we have not attempted to write a complete biographical study of Chaadaev, nor have we tried to offer an analysis of Chaadaev's philosophy. The point of view is simply that of two scholars who admire Chaadaev's insights into philosophy in general, and the philosophy of history, in particular; so the background material has ·been limited to a biographical sketch of Chaadaev and a brief explanation of his major ideas.

Keywords

philosophical works

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond T. McNally
    • 1
  • Richard Tempest
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at UrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3166-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5396-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3166-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0561-2551
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