Third issue of On the Day’s Themes came out out in February 1913 and by the looks of it was primarily dedicated to sharing the views of Grigorii Aleksinskii who wrote a traditional ‘how things are at the Party’ report that ‘headlines’ the issue. Plus, he also presented his own version of what happened at […]
The second issue of Vpered‘s On the Day’s Themes came out only a couple of months after the initial pamphlet – note (again) the change from single ‘theme’ (in the case of the pamphlet, Lenin’s Prague Conference) to multiple ‘themes’ in the title – and it seemed to have been mostly driven by Manuilskii (aka […]
This publication is mentioned in short accounts of Vpered but I don’t know very much about its context other than what is found in it and the general circumstances of 1912. The main impetus for this publication, and that’s why it is called On the Day’s Theme, is the famous (or infamous) 1912 Prague Conference. […]
Автор романов-утопий о цивилизации марсиан, предсказавший появление компьютера, трехмерного телевидения, межпланетных кораблей с атомными двигателями. А еще он философ, экономист, профессиональный революционер, естествоиспытатель, врач и создатель первого в мире Института переливания крови. Его наследие – это предмет пристального интереса ученых. Участвуют: профессор Высшей школы экономики, биограф А. Богданова Георгий Гловели; доктор медицинских наук, заведующая научно-клиническим […]
The final collection – final in this iteration (and this membership minus Pokrovskii) – came out in May of 1911. The editorial addresses the most recent events in Russia as exemplifying Vpered‘s constant insistence that the revolutionary situation in Russia has remained as vital as before, even if its intensity is not (yet) that of […]
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.
30 октября в Институте философии РАН состоялся круглый стол «А.А. Богданов. Неизвестный марксизм. К 145-летию со дня рождения и 90-летию со дня смерти А.А. Богданова».
Bogdanov’s Tektology was translated into German and appeared in two volumes (1926-1928). I have located a copy of the first volume but am still looking for the second. It would be interesting to compare the terminological choices made for some of Bogdanov’s peculiar expressions and see how they fit with the general German and Russian […]
After the initial Vpered collection appeared in July 1910 a considerable amount of time – seven months – has passed before the second collection saw the light of day. The delay was likely due to lack of funds.
Vpered group intended to publish a periodical (or periodicals) aimed at promoting its views on what a genuine Bolshevik tactical position and approach should be. It was registered as a literary group but, it seems fair to assume, had intended to operate as a faction of RSDLP (Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party). I think it’s […]