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Владимир Соловьов и Свами Вивекананда – религиозно-философските възгледи на двама братя по дух
Vladimir Solovyov and Swami Vivekananda – Religiousphilosophical conceptions of two brothers in spirit

Author(s): Deyan Penchev
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: God; human spirit; religion; philosophy; knowledge; being; love; unity;

Summary/Abstract: The conceptions of the philosophers Vladimir Solovyov and Swami Vivekananda are presented together for the first time. The author uses the comparative method in order to present their views on fundamental religious-philosophical questions relevant to the role and meaning of the religious, the essence and the manifestation of God, the nature of the human spirit, the limits of knowledge, and the moral meaning of love. The two thinkers were contemporaries, and apart from some understandable differences, their conceptions are closely related in their most fundamental principles. This philosophical agreement between apparently different thinkers makes the theme of the article topical. The text may contribute to a fuller knowledge of world philosophy as well as to interreligious dialogue. The paper also implicitly sheds light on some basic problems confronting philosophical and religious theories, for example, the possibility of unity of concepts among thinkers of different nations and beliefs and the need for a knowledge of metaphysical truths that is deeper and more adequate to our time.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 32-44
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian