Die philosophisch-theologische Begründung des Eurasismus bei L. P. Karsavin
Author: Mehlich, J.
Source: Studies in East European Thought, Volume 52, Number 1-2, March 2000 , pp. 73-117(45)
Abstract:The Evrazijstvo movement was an intellectual current which recognized the Revolution of 1917 as a fateful event and conceived itself as a ``third way'' for Russia between individualism and Soviet Communism. At the philosophical level Evrazijstvo was an extension of the Russian Idea. Basing himself on the principle of ``All-Unity'' Karsavin put his concept of the ``symphonic personality'' to work in critically referring to the philosophical concepts and methodological approaches then current in Europe. The Evrazijstvo idea was later to be reduced to the idea of the political power of ideocracy, an ideology of dictatorship and power, which raised sympathies for the ``strong state'' of the Soviet dictatorship, thus failing to provide a real alternative to the latter.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Herderstrasse 59 D-53173 Bonn Germany
Publication date: March 2000