This essay – which is hard to find unless you look at the actual newspaper in which it appeared – was young Deborin’s contribution to the Menshevik critique of so-called ‘Machism’ (here it meant mostly Bogdanov’s philosophy but also Bazarov, Lunacharsky, Suvorov, Yushkevich, and some other figures + some left Bolshevik syndicalist tendencies). This essay […]
The politics of Alexander Bogdanov in 1917 This paper was first delivered to the conference Economics and Revolution: Economists on the Russian Revolutions of 1917 held on 30 November 2017 in the School of Public Policy, Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow. It will be published in Russian in A.A. […]
Soboleva, M. Ontologism in the Theoretical Philosophy of Nikolai Bukharin. Stud East Eur Thought (2020). LINK https://doi.org/10.1007/s11212-020-09365-3 Abstract This paper focuses on the theoretical philosophy of Bukharin as developed in his book Filosofskie arabeski (Philosophical Arabesques). I analyze three concepts—perception, being, and dialectics—and show that and how they deviate from the meaning that they commonly have among other Russian […]
A new article (part of Biggart’s larger on-going study of Bolshevik finances) appeared last year and could be of interest to those who study the same period: СПОРНОЕ ДЕЛО О НАСЛЕДСТВЕ НИКОЛАЯ ПАВЛОВИЧА ШМИТА Экономическая политика. 2019. Т. 14. № 6. С. 136–171 Аннотация Статья является частью исследования, посвященного финансам большевистской фракции РСДРП в период […]
A new (short) essay on Bogdanov’s ‘physiological collectivism’ in Russian – link (and PDF). Here is the abstract in English:
This 1904 book by David Ryazanov is not directly related to Bogdanov but, of course, provides important context for post-1903 ‘split’ at the Second Congress. As we are mostly familiar with Lenin’s side of the story – there are no translations of, say, Martov’s texts on the matter – this book represents an important perspective […]
This leaflet was published in August of 1909 by the ‘Party School’ (on Capri) and contains a quick outline of the school’s program, a long letter from Karl Kautsky in support of the school and a short letter from Lenin objecting to the school – clearly two letters placed side-by-side meant to send a clear […]
Anna Alexandrovna Malinovskaya, Bogdanov’s sister, was Anatoly Lunacharsky’s first wife (they were married from 1902 until 1922 when Lunacharsky met Natalya Rozenel, his second wife). Paola Cioni and Marina Arias-Vikhil published Malinovskaya’s memoirs that should be interesting for those who are studying Bogdanov. Text (in Russian) can be found here. The memoirs are from Gorky […]
The Ministry of Culture has a great resource with a lot of documents and photographs. If searched properly, things like this come up. A lot of images of Leonid Krasin, for example.
A conference just took place in Moscow and promises to be a recurrent event. Check out information and program here.