Pavel Florensky’s philosophical sympathies and antipathies Cover Image

Pawła Florenskiego sympatie i antypatie filozoficzne
Pavel Florensky’s philosophical sympathies and antipathies

Author(s): Justyna Kroczak
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: Pavel Florensky; Kant; Hagemeister; Seraphion Mashkin; symbol; Plato; filozofia rosyjska. Justyna Kroczak; kultura Rosji

Summary/Abstract: The paper is an attempt to present Pavel Florensky’s philosophical inspirations and criticism as well as their influences on his own philosophy. The issue appears to be a thorny one as attested to by among others German researcher Micheal Hagemeister whose article is quoted and discussed at length. The ambiguity of Florensky’s outlook and his intellectual constructs, their both “genius” and “inhuman” character – as construed by some researchers and interpreters – seems to be the result of his Platonic and Eastern Orthodox inspirations as well as of criticism of Kantianism. To Florensky, Kantianism personifies Western rationalism, which in turn is absolutely antithetical to the so-called Russian soul.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 103-114
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish