Eine "kantianische Utopie" in russland

Erich Solov'ëv

Vesa Oittinen

pp. 75-86

A Kantian Utopia in Russia: Erikh Solov'ëv. The article deals with Erikh Solov'ëv (b. 1934), a historian of philosophy who is one of the best Soviet and post-Soviet exponents of Kant. In several of his works and articles, published in the 1990s, Solov'ëv has attempted to apply the ideas of Kant's social philosophy to post-Soviet realities. Kant is important above all as a theoretician of a free subjectivity, human rights, and a critic of paternalism in social life. Several Kantian motives came to the fore during the perestrojka when the Marxist "class approach" was abandoned and "all-human" values (obščečelovečeskie tsennosti) entered into the discussion. Later, Solov'ëv attempted to develop Kantian guidelines for a post-Soviet society, including moral norms for businessmen in the new Russia, but these attempts bore the distinct hallmark of social utopianism.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11212-010-9134-7

Full citation:

Oittinen, V. (2011). Eine "kantianische Utopie" in russland: Erich Solov'ëv. Studies in East European Thought 63 (1), pp. 75-86.

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