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11/30 – Integral Essence of Russian Philosophy. Part 2: Through Tragedy and Exile

Feature Articles / August-November 2016

Alexander Malakhov

Translated from Russian by Eugene Pustoshkin

Those philosophers, who disagreed with the new regime but stayed in the country, suffered tragic fate. One characteristic example of that is Pavel Florenskiy (1882–1937), who was known as “the Russian Leonardo da Vinci.” His first book The Pillar and Ground of the Truth, written when he was 26, made him one of the leading thinkers of Russia. He was a man with an encyclopedic scope of …