David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Theology 18 (1):121-142 (2006)
Although equal in power to other facets of the rich cultural ferment of modern Russia that have profoundly influenced Western civilization—such as painting, literature, drama, and politics—the authentic legacy of twentieth-century Russian philosophy has until recently been eclipsed by Soviet ideological dominance. Of the important philosophers drawing upon the characteristically Russian synthesis of Ancient Neoplatonism, German Idealism, and Byzantine spirituality, Sergei Bulgakov is outstanding, and his work has important implications for our contemporary thinking about the relationship between humanity and nature in an age of environmental crisis. Overcoming the objectivist stance toward nature consolidated by Descartes and ensconced by Kant, Bulgakov anticipates not only many existential and phenomenological thinkers in the West—especially Heidegger—but also current ecological sensibilities, by showing the ontological status of humanity and nature as profoundly interconnected, especially through his understanding of nature as “household.” Beyond this, he elucidates a normative, “thoesophianic” character of nature corresponding to Plato’s “world soul,” the Renaissance natura naturans, and Heidegger’s “divinely beautiful nature” which is best revealed not by science and technology, but by the aesthetic and contemplative energies of a humanity whose essential interconnection with nature is shown most profoundly by means of this mode of revealing itself
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Martin Drenthen (1999). The Paradox of Environmental Ethics: Nietzsche's View of Nature and the Wild. Environmental Ethics 21 (2):163-175.
Boris Jakim (2002). Sergei Bulgakov, Philosophy of Economy. The World as Household. Studies in East European Thought 54 (3):223-225.
Lilianna Kiejzik (2010). Sergei Bulgakov's Sophiology of Death. Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):55 - 62.
Barbara Currier Bell (1981). Humanity in Nature: Toward a Fresh Approach. Environmental Ethics 3 (3):245-257.
Kevin DeLuca (2001). Rethinking Critical Theory: Instrumental Reason, Judgment, and the Environmental Crisis. Environmental Ethics 23 (3):307-325.
Bruce V. Foltz (2001). Nature Godly and Beautiful: The Iconic Earth. Research in Phenomenology 31 (1):113-155.
Klaus M. Meyer-Abich (1979). Toward a Practical Philosophy of Nature. Environmental Ethics 1 (4):293-308.
Bruce V. Foltz (1995). Inhabiting the Earth: Heidegger, Environmental Ethics, and the Metaphysics of Nature. Humanities Press.
Catherine Evtuhov (1997). The Cross & the Sickle: Sergei Bulgakov and the Fate of Russian Religious Philosophy. Cornell University Press.
Fr Vladimir Shmaliy (2009). Russian Orthodox Theological Anthropology of the Twentieth Century. Faith and Philosophy 26 (5):628-646.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #154,022 of 1,101,814 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #52,381 of 1,101,814 )
How can I increase my downloads?