Natalia Filipenko. From the history of Kyiv philosophical periodicals in the early 20th century: the ideas of Western European philosophy on the pages of the “Khristianskaya mysl’” journal (1916–1917)

THE PHENOMENON OF RECEPTION IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Keywords: history of Kyiv philosophy in the early 20th century, “Khristianskaya mysl’” journal (1916–1917), Western European philosophy, science materialism, secular philosophical anthropology, Christian anthropology

Abstract

The article considers such a largely unknown page in the philosophical history of Kyiv in the early 20th century as philosophical periodicals. The researcher proposed a new approach to the analysis – representing each journal not as a source for studying the work of one or another author, but as a separate, integral phenomenon, a certain type of philosophical discourse. Although there were no special philosophical periodicals in Kyiv at that time, she put forward the idea of the specifics of philosophical publications on the pages of particular journals –

“Universitetskie izvestia”, “Trudy Kievskoi dukhovnoi akademii”, “Khristianskaya mysl’”. The author proved it using philosophical articles devoted to the ideas of Western European philosophy in the “Khristianskaya mysl’” journal (1916–1917). Firstly, she characterized the features that distinguished the journal from other periodicals: 1) its authors were united not by belonging to a certain academic institution, but by the commonality of the Orthodox worldview; 2) it had a scientific and educational character, i.e. it was intended for both professional and amateur philosophers. Secondly, the author noted the characteristic features of the analysis of Western European philosophy in “Khristianskaya mysl’”. She demonstrated that both the choice of topics and the perspective of the study were not determined by the purely academic interests of the authors of the articles, but by their understanding of the threat of certain ideas to both religious consciousness and the humanistic paradigm. In particular, she showed that such an approach was characteristic: 1) for criticizing certain types of science materialism (monastic philosophy of E. Haeckel, anti-metaphysical project of L. Boltzmann) as an attempt to replace religion and as a tool for opposing science and religion; 2) for criticizing the anti-humanism of secular philosophical anthropology, based on the postulates of classical rationalism, and substantiating Christian anthropology as its alternative.

Author Biography

Nataliia Filipenko

Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of History of Philosophy in Ukraine, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, NAS of Ukraine,

4, Triokhsviatytelska St., Kyiv, 01001

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Published
2020-06-23
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Filipenko, N. (2020). Natalia Filipenko. From the history of Kyiv philosophical periodicals in the early 20th century: the ideas of Western European philosophy on the pages of the “Khristianskaya mysl’” journal (1916–1917). Filosofska Dumka, (2), 46-64. https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2020.02.046
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