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Return to Book Page. The Meaning of History by Nikolai A. In her brilliant new opening essay, Banerjee says of Berdyaev “he was never more than a curious but unwelcome guest in teh.
He fearlessly engaged it on the level of ideas while remaining alien to its means and ends, gifted with an incurable longing for transcendence.
Arrested on political suspicion-by Czarist and then by Bolshevik police–he died in exile in France in kf, carrying forth his intellectual work until the end. Berdyaev considered the philosophy of history as a field that laid the foundations of the Russian national consciousness.
Its disputes hte centered on distinctions between Slavophiles and Westerners, East and West. The Meaning of History was an early effort, following World War I, that attempted to revive this perspective.
With the removal of Bredyaev as a ruling system in Russia, that nation returned to an elaboration of a religious philosophy of history as the specific mission of Russian thought.
This volume thus has contemporary significance. Its sense of the apocalypse, which distinguishes Russian from Western thought, gives the book its specifically religious character. In order to grasp and oppose the complex phenomenon of social and cultural disintegration, Berdyaev shows that human beings must rely upon some internal dialectic. After the debacle of the war, the moment arrived to integrate Russian historical experiences into those of a Europe, which, although torn by schism, still claimed to be the descendant of Christendom.
The book is remarkable for its powerful stylistic grace, and astonishingly contemporary feeling. Paperbackpages.
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This is a typical Berdyaev hot little number if one can be so bold – a rave about history that manages to turn histkry subject inside out, so that what most people would ordinary consider to be “history” isn’t, and that what “really” is history is what most people would scoff at if it was suggested.
A fun read of a book by a great, inspired and sometimes too effusive mind. View on the history which is o to Marxist dialectics. It don’t need to be considered as negation but as supplement of it.
The book is rich with many excellent metaphysic insights, and I think the core theme especially is confrontation between Hellenism, Judaism and Christianity.
Of course, keep in mind there are some idealistic nonsenses which you need to take with a caution, but overall this book has greatly enriched my understanding of history because this is its only concept that can c View on the history which is berdyave to Marxist dialectics.
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Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev was born at Kiev in of an aristocratic family. He commenced his education in a military school and subsequently entered the University of Kiev.
There he accepted Marxism and took part in political agitation, for which he was expelled. At twenty-five he was exiled from Kiev to the north of Russia and narrowly escaped a second period of exile shortly before the Re Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev was born at Kiev in of an aristocratic family.
At twenty-five he was exiled from Kiev to the north of Russia and narrowly escaped a second period of exile shortly before the Revolution. Before this, however, he had broken with Marxism in company with Sergius Bulgakov, and in he meannig to a symposium which reaffirmed the values of Orthodox Christianity.
After the October Revolution he was appointed by the Bolshevists to a chair of philosophy in the University of Moscow, but soon fell into disfavour for his independent political opinions.
He was twice imprisoned and in was expelled from the country.
The Meaning of History
Thence he moved to Clamart near Paris, where he lectured in a similar institution. In he was invited to lecture at the Sorbonne. He lived through the German occupation unmolested. After the liberation, he announced his adhesion to the Soviet government, but later an article by him published in a Paris Russian newspaper, criticising the return to a policy of repression, was tantamount to a withdrawal of this.
He died at Clamart March 24, Books by Nikolai A. Trivia About The Meaning of Hi No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.