“It has been thirty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Yet today, despite the efforts of its many gravediggers and eulogists, the short twentieth century has never felt more open, contingent and ambiguously alive. From the uneasy centenary of the Russian Revolution in 2017, to the epistemological dynamite of 2020-2021, there is clearly […]
A short piece written by Lepeshinsky on the death of Bogdanov (called “The tragedy of an important thinker”) in a popular magazine.
David Rowley has completed the translation for the third volume of Bogdanov Library and received the manuscript from Historical Materialism’s copy-editor. Hopefully it will be published soon after he goes through edits and submits the final version. Below is the Table of Contents: Contents Translator’s Introduction Part One: On the Psychology of Society From […]
Information from the event’s website: Alexander Bogdanov was one of the most creative and inspiring figures of the 20th Century. His utopian novel, Red Star, started the genre of Bolshevik science fiction, and he was the founder of the world’s first haematology institute. He was a leader of the Russian Bolsheviks, working with Lenin, at the […]
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 […]
A couple of new books that came out last year (2018) on Bogdanov by Mikhail Loktionov (Локтионов Михаил Вячеславович): Александр Богданов между марксизмом и позитивизмом. М.: ИФ РАН, 2018. Here is a ToC in English translation: Александр Богданов. Неизвестный марксизм. М.: ГАУГН-Пресс, 2018.
Vpered group registered as a literary group in 1910 and proceeded to publish three newspapers/journals during its existence from 1910 to 1917 when it officially announced its merger with mezhraiontsy [межрайонцы] in a newspaper called… Vpered. Yes, those who study various Social-Democratic periodicals know the problem – many newspapers or occasional journals have similar or […]
With permission from the author, I wanted to share this dissertation by Giulia Rispoli that deals with Bogdanov’s tektology in the context of later research in cybernetics in US and USSR. If you read Italian, this is a very engaging discussion of the issues + a good bibliography of related works.
A high quality scan available here – this book will be translated into English as Volume 7 of Bogdanov Library. More sources in Russian here.