The Concept of 'Exact Knowledge' in the Works of Philosophers of the Moscow Philosophical and Mathematical School — Report by Vladimir Perekotin
On November 10, 2021, Vladimir Perekotin, the research assistant of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Dialogue, made a presentation at the seminar 'Dialogue between Russia and Europe: the View of Young Researchers'.
Russian personalism occupies a separate niche in Russian philosophy. Since its main representatives had a natural science education, their philosophy is distinguished by an emphasis on accuracy and evidence. A fairly voluminous corpus of personalist texts embodies the spiritual quests of philosophers and mathematicians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which follow a slightly different path than Russian religious philosophy.
The report analyzed the ways of using and developing the concept of 'exact knowledge' in the works of Russian mathematicians and philosophers — N. V. Bugaev, P. A. Nekrasov and V. G. Alekseev. Focusing on the philosophical heritage of thinkers, the author defined the concept of 'exact knowledge' and showed how it served a critical rethinking of positivist methodology.
Watch the video on YouTube.