Culture, contexts, and directions in Russian post-soviet philosophy

Studies in East European Thought 50 (4):283-328 (1998)
The author examines, historically and theoretically, issues related to the state and current tendencies of post-Soviet Russian philosophy. The accent falls on the meta-philosophical question, what is philosophy?, or as the Russians often say, what is philosophizing?. In the Russian case, this question has presently to be handled in a cultural context ridden with a sense of discontinuity following the Soviet collapse. The author sketches some concepts intended to shed light on the nature of the relation between a philosophical culture and the wider socio-cultural context in which it is embedded. The model is applied to the case of post-Soviet philosophy in order to see if and to what extent the logic of Soviet philosophizing and its place in the Soviet socio-cultural order has affected current philosophical tendencies in Russia, above all at the meta-philosophical level. The author concludes with a summary and commentary of the views of A.S. Akhiezer.
Keywords Akhiezer  categories of post-Soviet thinking  categories of Soviet philosophy  culture of crisis  philosophical culture  philosophizing  reflexivity  renaissance of philosophy  Russian philosophy
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DOI 10.1023/A:1008608004393
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