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Асен Игнатов: историята като драма
Assen Ignatov: History as Drama

Author(s): Nina Ivanova Dimitrova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy
Published by: Институт за българска философска култура
Keywords: Assen Ignatov

Summary/Abstract: The topic of this paper is Assen Ignatov’s extreme devotion to the Russian religious philosophy, especially to the intellectual inheritance of Berdyaev (and Dostoevsky). Ignatov (1935–2003), a former assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Sofia University, departed in 1972. As a political émigré in Germany Assen Ignatov, as it is well known, became an expert on sovietology. Being attracted by the Russian religious philosophy already at the time of his Bulgarian life he extended his knowledge of it during his practice at BIOst (Bundesinstitut für ostwissenschaftliche und internationale Studien) in Köln. Explaining how Russian philosophical thought and religion differ from their Western counterparts Assen Ignatov – being a “westerner”, nevertheless presents history as dramatic process following Berdyaev’s philosophy of freedom. The paper analyzes Assen Ignatov’s views on philosophy of history in its Russian religious version, on the phenomenon of communism, Eurasianism and Slavophilism, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 69-85
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian