David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Studies in East European Thought 64 (3-4):183-204 (2012)
The main concern of both Berdjaev's and Bulgakov's philosophical strivings consists in developing a concept of the person as the foundation of human dignity and creativity within a Christian world view. Once attracted by Marxism with its emphasis on human dignity and social justice, they started to struggle against Marxism's atheist materialism because of its lack of a concept of person. However, the same concern will lead both thinkers down very different paths with different consequences. This paper argues that, even though Berdjaev has become famous as a philosopher of the person and a herald of creative ethics, Bulgakov developed a more solid Christian justification of the same claims. Both systems are presented by means of comparing some crucial notions within their concepts of personality—potentiality, trinity and autonomy
|Keywords||Personality Autonomy Godmanhood Creativity Trinity Sergej Bulgakov Nikolaj Berdjaev Potentiality Sophiology Human Dignity Kant Feuerbach Solov’ëv Jacob Boehme Ungrund Meontology|
|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
Nikolaĭ Berdi͡aev (1972/2009). Freedom and the Spirit. Books for Libraries Press.
Nikolaĭ Berdi͡aev (2009). Slavery and Freedom. Semantron Press.
S. N. Bulgakov (1979). Karl Marx as a Religious Type: His Relation to the Religion of Anthropotheism of L. Feuerbach. Nordland Pub. Co..
Piama Gajdenko (1994). The Problem of Freedom in Nicolai Berdjaev's Existential Philosophy. Studies in East European Thought 46 (3):153 - 185.
Kristina Stoeckl (2009). Community After Totalitarianism. The Eastern Orthodox Intellectual Tradition and the Philosophical Discourse of Political Modernity. Peter Lang International.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Katharina Breckner (2006). Russian Philosophers on Continuous Creation as the Basis for Social Change. Studies in East European Thought 58 (4):271 - 297.
Ksana Blank (2007). The Rabbit and the Duck : Antinomic Unity in Dostoevskij, the Russian Religious Tradition, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Studies in East European Thought 59 (1-2):21 - 37.
Alicja A. Gęścińska & Steven Lepez (2010). Freedom as Praxis: A Comparative Analysis of August Cieszkowski and Nikolaj Berdjaev. Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):109 - 123.
Katharina A. Breckner (2002). Sergej N. Bulgakov, Trudy O Troichnosti. Studies in East European Thought 54 (3):237-239.
Katharina A. Breckner (2003). Sergej N. Bulgakov, Trudy O Troichnosti. Studies in East European Thought 55 (3):237-239.
David J. Dunn (2012). Radical Sophiology: Fr. Sergej Bulgakov and John Milbank on Augustine. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 64 (3-4):227-249.
Lilianna Kiejzik (2010). Sergei Bulgakov's Sophiology of Death. Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):55 - 62.
Sergej Horužij (2009). Karsavin as Philosopher of Personality. Studies in East European Thought 61 (2/3):97 - 104.
Marek Styczyński (2010). Berdjaev: Authentic Existence or a Negative Sociology. Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):81 - 91.
Leszek Augustyn (2010). Utopia and History. Some Remarks About Nikolai Berdjaev's Struggle with History. Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):71 - 79.
Jan Krasicki (2010). “The Tragedy” of German Philosophy. Remarks on Reception of German Philosophy in the Russian Religious Thought (of S. Bulgakov and Others). Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):63 - 70.
Nikolaj Plotnikov (2009). Sergej N. Trubetskoj and the Concept of "Subject" in the History of Russian Thought. Studies in East European Thought 61 (2/3):197 - 208.
James T. Lamiell (1987). The Psychology of Personality: An Epistemological Inquiry. Columbia University Press.
Assen Ignatow (1989). The Dialectic of Freedom in Nikolai Berdjaev. Studies in East European Thought 38 (4):273-289.
Added to index2012-11-10
Total downloads4 ( #280,758 of 1,413,337 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,221 of 1,413,337 )
How can I increase my downloads?