Third volume of Bogdanov Library now available in hardback edition from Brill

Toward a New World: Articles and Essays, 1901-1906: On the Psychology of Society; New World, and Contributions to Studies in the Realist Worldview Alexander Bogdanov (1873–1928) wrote the articles in this volume in the years before and during the Revolution of 1905 when he was co-leader, with V.I. Lenin, of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social-Democratic […]

New Article: John Biggart, Plekhanov as politician 1905—1912

Abstract During 1910 Lenin and Plekhanov entered into a relationship that both were at pains to avoid describing as a “fractional”, preferring instead to speak of a “rapprochement” (“sblizhenie”). Alexander Bogdanov would later allege that Lenin had been “hypnotized” by the success of Petr Arkadievich Stolypin, Chair of the Council of Ministers, who had made […]

New Article: David G. Rowley, The influence of Friedrich Engels on Alexander Bogdanov’s Basic Elements of the Historical View of Nature

Studies in East European Thought (2021) Abstract: Alexander Bogdanov’s first work of philosophy, Basic Elements of the Historical View of Nature, was fundamentally influenced by Friedrich Engels. As a Marxist philosopher seeking to elaborate a comprehensive, systematic, and scientific worldview appropriate for worker–students, Bogdanov found inspiration in Engels’s Anti-Dühring, which provided him with his monist conception of being […]

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 […]


I found and scanned the original 1918 edition of Bogdanov’s collection of essays called Вопросы социализма [Problems of Socialism]. These essays are all available in the 1990 version of the book with the same title – that edition contained many more essays and can be found online as well. The original 1918 edition included only […]

New Issue of STASIS Journal (“Antiquity and Modernity of Soviet Marxism”) Is Out

You can read the entire issue online here. Evgeni V. Pavlov’s essay – “When Was Caesar Born?” Theory and Practice of Truth in Plekhanov and Bogdanov – in that issue is here. Или в русском переводе – «Когда родился Цезарь?» Теория и практика истины у Плеханова и Богданова – здесь (перевод с английского Валерии Левчук).