Sacrificium Intellectus, or a Representation of Modern Dogmatism




metaphysics, critical philosophy, faith, dogma, reason


The paper argues against Orthodox dogmatic metaphysics of Vladimir Demyanov, а Kiev philosopher. The author offers a view on V. Demyanov’s place in Russian-speaking tradition of religious philosophy. Based on the analysis of V. Demyanov’s paper “Ideas to Orthodox Dogmatic Metaphysics” (2010–2011), he concludes that the tradition has met its end. The fact is presented as the ironic and contradictory V. Demyanov’s return to the Orthodox dogmatism, which Russian-language religious philosophy was trying to overcome. The author gives a detailed refutation of V. Demyanov’s arguments, such as inevitable confessional division of philosophical theories, the falsity of the Western “discursive” philosophy, the normativity of paternalism.

Author Biography

Andriy Bogachov, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy, associate professor of the Philosophy Department


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How to Cite

Bogachov, A. (2013). Sacrificium Intellectus, or a Representation of Modern Dogmatism. Sententiae, 29(2), 193–203.






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