New Article: David G. Rowley – Alexander Bogdanov’s holistic world picture: a materialist mirror image of idealism

Studies in East European Thought (2020) ABSTRACT: Between 1899 and 1906, Alexander Bogdanov developed a scientific philosophy intended to substantiate the basic principle of historical materialism—the idea that existence determines consciousness—in terms of the most advanced science and empiricist epistemology/ontology of his day. At the same time, however, he strove ‘to answer the broad needs of […]

New Article: Maja Soboleva, Ontologism in the Theoretical Philosophy of Nikolai Bukharin 

Soboleva, M. Ontologism in the Theoretical Philosophy of Nikolai Bukharin. Stud East Eur Thought (2020). LINK 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 […]

New Article: John Biggart, The Shmit Bequest

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 […]

 Anna Malinovskaya’s Memoirs

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 […]