HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 38 no. 1 (2009)

Herzen's Russian Socialism and the Slavophiles' Chiristian Communal Socialism

Elena S. Grevtsova

Discipline: Philosophy, History, Political Science, Culture



The philosophy of culture and the philosophy of history were the popular topics of the developing Russian history of philosophy in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the following article, A. I. Herzen’s socio-cultural project is examined and compared with the Slavophiles’Christian communal socialism. Herzen’s type of socialism appears to be a specific variant of the Russian national culture as the Slavophiles depicted.