By David Bakhurst

ISBN-10: 0521385342

ISBN-13: 9780521385343

ISBN-10: 0521407109

ISBN-13: 9780521407106

This 1991 e-book is a serious learn of the philosophical tradition of the USSR, and the 1st huge therapy of a Soviet philosopher's paintings through a Western writer. The booklet identifies a convention inside of Soviet Marxism that has produced major theories of the character of the self and human task, of the origins of worth and which means, and of the relation of concept and language. The culture is gifted during the paintings of Evald Ilyenkov (1924–1979), the guy who did so much to rejuvenate Soviet philosophy after its suppression lower than Stalin. Professor Bakhurst units Ilyenkov's contribution opposed to the history of the sour debates that divided Soviet philosophers within the Twenties, of Vygotsky's 'socio-historical psychology', of the controversies over Lenin's legacy, and of the philosophy of Stalinism. He lines Ilyenkov's demanding dating with the Soviet philosophical institution and his passionate polemics with Soviet competitors. This booklet bargains a different perception into the realm of Soviet philosophy, where of politics inside it, and its clients within the age of glasnost and perestroika.

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