Rousseau in narratives of Kyiv academic philosophers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

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https://doi.org/10.31649/sent42.03.006

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Philosophy of education, historic and philosophic narrative, Kyiv academic philosophy of the 19th and early 20 centuries, Kyiv Theological Academy, St.Volodymyr University, Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Abstract

This article aims to reveal the semantic dynamics of narratives on Rousseau in Kyiv academic philosophy of the 19th and early 20th centuries. through the separation of the informational layer from the rhetorical one in their content and the identification of hidden (unarticulated) elements that determined both the general nature of the narrative and the evaluative judgments of the narrators. Based on archival primary sources and printed editions (mostly bibliographic rarities), a historical and philosophic study of the narratives on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his philosophy of education performed, which were created and broadcast by professors of Kyiv Theological Academy and St.Volodymyr University Pamfil Yurkevych, Sylvester Gogotskyi, Markellin Olesnitskyi, Mykola Makkaveiskyi, Oleksandr Selikhanovych, and Vasyl Zenkovskyi. Keeping almost the same informational core, the narratives of Kyiv academicians on Rousseau differ significantly in terms of rhetoric. While the “older generation” goes into philosophical criticism of the pedagogical ideas of the Swiss thinker as the Stranger, the “younger ones”, limiting themselves to remarks about their controversial nature, represent him as the Self. This difference is due to both personal factors and institutional conditions for the development of Kyiv academic philosophy, as well as changes in the general political situation in the period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Author Biographies

Svitlana Kuzmina, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor

Liudmyla Bachurina, V.I.Vernadsky Taurida National University

Department of Foreign Philology, Senior Lecturer

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Kuzmina, S., & Bachurina, L. (2023). Rousseau in narratives of Kyiv academic philosophers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sententiae, 42(3), 6–21. https://doi.org/10.31649/sent42.03.006

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