“On the reception of Kant in Russia”: lecture by Marina Bykova
On December 10, 2019, a lecture by the professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, editor of the journal “Russian Studies in Philosophy” M.F. Bykova was held within the framework of the seminar “West and East: Universalism of Culture” of the IL for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue and the research seminar “Philosophical Anthropology”
Marina F. Bykova is the editor-in-chief of two reputable international journals: Studies in East European Thought (published by Springer) and Russian Studies in Philosophy (published by Routledge), and professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina (USA).
In the report, professor Bykova defended the idea that the perception of Kant in Russia is a complex and meaningful process that cannot be reduced to highly specialized Kantianism.
The professor showed that the development of the ideas of Kant's critical philosophy was creative, it took place in the course of several centuries of a dispute with Kant in various traditions of Russian philosophy and culture as a whole.
After a brief introduction about the main stages of the spread of Kantian philosophy in Russia from the end of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century, there were discussed the most significant features and forms of perception of Kantian philosophy on Russian soil, as well as those areas of philosophical knowledge in which the influence of Kantian thought turned out to be the most significant. Particular attention was paid to the Russian reception of the Kantian philosophy of law and ethics, as well as the polemic unfolded by a number of Russian philosophers and theologians on the philosophy of Kant's religion and its relation to Christianity.
The moderator of the event was Olga A. Zhukova, professor at the School of Philosophy, deputy head of the IL for the study of Russian and European intellectual dialogue.
In the near future, a video of the lecture will be available on our website.