The Intentions of Enlightenment in Vl. Solovyov’s Work (Introduction of this Problem)




The author of this article tries to make clear whether there are any elements of Russian enlightenmental paradigm. They are: 1) specific educationizm that needs processing of human nature; 2) anthropological utopia that is constructing the human ideal, identical with the world and the Absolute as final result of Universal process of educationizm; 3) the attempt to adapt Christianity to enlightenmental ideology; 4) the desire to highlight erotic and gender problem. All this items can be found in the texts of Solovyov. But instability discovered in the course of the foresaid problem Solovyov’s points of view doesn’t allow to give definite answer to the question, whether one should call Solovyov’s art Enlightenment itself or its environment.

Author Biography

Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Vinnytsia National Technical University

Applicant for PhD in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy


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Kuznetsov, V. (2012). The Intentions of Enlightenment in Vl. Solovyov’s Work (Introduction of this Problem). Sententiae, 26(1), 139–153.






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