Vladimir Sergeevich Solovyov (1853-1903) — a Russian religious thinker, mystic, poet and publicist, literary critic, teacher. He stood at the origins of the Russian "spiritual revival" at the beginning of the 20th century. He had a great influence on the religious philosophy of Nikolai Berdyaev, Sergei Bulgakov, Sergei and Yevgeny Trubetskoy, Pavel Florensky, Semyon Frank, as well as on the work of symbolist poets — Andrei Bely, Alexander Blok and others.

Vladimir Solovyov is one of the central figures in Russian philosophy of the 19th century both in terms of his scientific contribution and the influence he exerted on the views of scientists and other representatives of the creative intelligentsia. He founded a movement known as Russian religious philosophy. Vladimir Solovyov objected to the division of Christianity into Catholicism and Orthodoxy and defended the ideas of ecumenism. He developed a new approach to the study of man, which became predominant in Russian philosophy and psychology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Doctoral dissertation "Critique of Abstract Principles" is the first published book of the great Russian philosopher.

The book is based on the conviction that it is impossible to explain knowledge from itself. The task is to explain it from the unconditional metaphysical center of all that exists, from the absolute. The main focus of the book is a critical analysis of the most significant epistemological teachings in Western European philosophy, called by Solovyov an abstract realism and abstract rationalism.

Marbling paper cover. Leather spine. Print of "Biblioteka dlya chteniya".

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