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Balkanische Rhapsodie: Janko Janev
Balkan Rhapsody: Yanko Yanev

Author(s): Nina Dimitrova
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Epistemology, Social Philosophy
Published by: Axia Academic Publishers
Keywords: Yanko Yanev; metaphysics; Balkans; social construction
Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the intense literary and public activities of the Bulgarian philosopher Yanko Yanev in Germany from the mid-1930s and until his death in 1944. Yanev was educated in Germany and defended a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Heinrich Rickert. He is the author of numerous important studies on Nietzsche, Hegel, Goethe, Hölderlin, Novalis, Schopenhauer, etc. The article is focused on Yanev’s metaphysi-cal inquiries, which brought him to perceive a kinship between the Balkans and Germany. The author discusses Yanev’s rejection of the claims regarding the Slavic nature of Balkan people, claims he considered a Russian insinuation. Also commented on is his view that the Balkans is a construct, in the creation of which this Bulgarian thinker invested his romantic attitudes and imagination.

  • Page Range: 144-157
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bulgarian