The religious‐philosophical heritage of Lev Shestov in the context of contemporary russia and the Wider world
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Heythrop Journal 51 (5) (forthcoming)
The Russian-Jewish religious thinker Lev Shestov (1866–1938) has returned from obscurity in the post-Soviet revival of religious and philosophical thought in Russia. Despite his reputation as an anti-modern irrationalist, his heritage is of key relevance to contemporary currents in Russia and the wider world; we here explore the implications of his contribution in religious, social, philosophical and literary-cultural contexts. In particular, we trace Shestov's relation to post-modernism in various settings. We explore the connection between his thought and the conflict between moral principles and scientific advance, and argue that his existential perspective is a precursor to anti-globalism. We expose a link between the apophatic theology that underlies modern Russian religiosity and the Hassidic tradition which, arguably, influenced Shestov's thought, and show the relevance of his premonitions to contemporary religious developments in Russia
|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
R. A. Gal'tseva (2006). The Lawsuit Against Reason as the Task of Saving the Individual (Lev Shestov's Epistemological Utopianism). Russian Studies in Philosophy 44 (4):34-58.
V. F. Asmus (2006). Existential Philosophy: Its Intentions and Results (Lev Shestov as Its Adept and Critic). Russian Studies in Philosophy 44 (4):5-33.
Edward M. Swiderski (1998). Culture, Contexts, and Directions in Russian Post-Soviet Philosophy. Studies in East European Thought 50 (4):283-328.
A. A. Guseinov & V. A. Lektorsky (2009). Philosophy in Russia: History and Present State. Diogenes 56 (2-3):3-23.
James M. McLachlan (2011). Beyond the Self, Beyond Ontology: Levinas' Reading of Shestov's Reading of Kierkegaard. Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2 (2):179-196.
Lev Shestov (1966). Chekhov. [Ann Arbor]University of Michigan Press.
Lev Shestov (1970). A Shestov Anthology. Athens, Ohio University Press.
James P. Scanlan (2001). Main Currents of Post-Soviet Philosophy in Russia. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2001:121-129.
Added to index2010-08-11
Total downloads28 ( #171,584 of 1,924,954 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #212,002 of 1,924,954 )
How can I increase my downloads?