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 […]
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 […]
Brill’s Bogdanov Library is publishing our next volume in December 2019 – David Rowley’s translation of all three volumes of Empiriomonism. More information here.
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).
Some rare Bogdanov photos courtesy of Simona Poustilnik – see below.
UPDATE: Volume 8 is available in print – buy here. Bogdanov Library 8 (The Philosophy of Living Experience) has a cover and a new series page set up by Brill for all items from Bogdanov Library – see here.
David Rowley’s translation of The Philosophy of Living Experience (Volume 8 of Alexander Bogdanov Library) is scheduled to appear later in the Fall of 2015 as Volume 111 of Historical Materialism series. Rejoice!
Historical Materialism conference in New York will have a session on McKenzie Wark’s new book – Molecular Red – and will include discussion of Bogdanov: Saturday, April 25th – Session One (10am – 12pm): HMNY 2015 will take place at New York University, in New York City, from April 24-26th.
Historical Materialism Conference New York: Returns of Capital New York University, April 24-26, 2015 Capitalism is “back,” in more ways than one. Since the crisis of 2008, academics and commentators beyond the usual confines of the Marxist left have once again begun discussing capitalism as a system. Debates about class, exploitation, and inequality have assumed […]