Gustav Shpet and Phenomenology in an Orthodox Key
Author: Cassedy, S.
Source: Studies in East European Thought, Volume 49, Number 2, June 1997 , pp. 81-108(28)
Abstract:Gustav Gustavovich Shpet (1879--1937) is undoubtedly best known for introducing Husserlian phenomenology to Russia. He applied to aesthetics and the philosophy of language the principles he had discovered in Husserl's Logical Investigations and Ideas I. But, perhaps without knowing it, he modified the phenomenology he had found in Husserl. His modifications show a thinker who is thoroughly grounded in Russian religious thought of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The result is a philosophy that combines Husserl's analysis of the structure of consciousness with the fundamental Platonism of Orthodoxy, the doctrine of incarnation, and the related notion that matter is to be venerated.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Literature, University of California, La Jolla, CA 92093-0410, USA
Publication date: 1997-06-01