Essay on Russian Culture. A new book by Olga Zhukova
There has been published a new monograph by Olga A. Zhukova, chief research fellow at the IL for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue.
The book "Essay on Russian Culture. Philosophy of History, Literature and Art" is made as part of the Laboratory project and develops the topics of the previous fundamental monograph "Philosophy of Russian Culture. Metaphysical Perspective of Man and History," published in 2017 by the “Soglasie” publishing house.
The subject of the book, which continues the author’s long-term research in the field of the history of Russian thought, is the philosophical self-knowledge of Russian history and culture, carried out by prominent representatives of the most influential intellectual movement of Russian culture of the 19th – first half of the 20th centuries - Russian Europeanism. The study introduces the problem field of modern discussions about the specifics of the Russian philosophical project, offers new theoretical approaches for the reinterpretation of Russia's intellectual and artistic heritage. The key problems of Russian culture, formulated by domestic authors as life-meaning issues of national life, the historical creativity of the nation and spiritual self-improvement of the personality, are exposed to conceptualization. Among the main characters of the book are philosophers and politicians, writers and artists: P. Ya. Chaadaev, P. A. Vyazemsky, A. S. Pushkin, A. I. Herzen, T. N. Granovsky, I. S. Turgenev, N G. Chernyshevsky, V. O. Klyuchevsky, P. B. Struve, V. A. Maklakov, S. L. Frank, B. P. Vysheslavtsev, A. N. Benois, S. P. Diaghilev, B. K. Zaitsev. Their thought about Russia and the man of Russian culture contains deeply original and significant socio-political, aesthetic and metaphysical concepts, the historical and analytical development of which opens up new perspectives for modern philosophical, historical and philosophical-cultural studies.
The publication is addressed to specialists in the history of Russian thought, philosophy of culture, philosophical anthropology, undergraduate and graduate students and a wide range of people interested in the philosophy of Russian history, literature, and art.
More information about the book is available on the publisher’s website: https://www.so-glasie.ru/product/opyt-o-russkoy-kulture-filosofiya-istorii-literatury-i-iskusstva.