Sententiae

Volume 30, Issue 1, 2014

Could "National Philosophy" Be Strictly Defined Research Object?

Oleg Donskikh
Pages 39-51

National philosophy within the limits of genre

In order to speak seriously about the emergence of national philosophy, it is necessary to consider not only the content of available texts that belong to a certain period, but also the ability of society to create and adequately perceive them. The article shows how in the Russian mediaeval national consciousness certain themes were elaborated, in particular the themes of "pravda" and "volya", which later in the XIX century determined not only the main direction of the national philosophizing, but also its genre diversity.