Putin’s Favorite Philosopher Discusses Fascism (Ivan Ilyin) This Russian Philosopher Believed Russia Was Made Great by Its Orthodox Faith (Ivan Ilyin). The Russian president’s favourite thinker is Ivan Ilyin, one of the intellectuals the Bolsheviks deported on one of the “philosophers’ ships” in. Who is Ivan Ilyin, and why is Putin so indebted to this marginalized Russian figure?

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Eltchaninoff believes that the latter ivam out the former, but iivan for some reason vice-versa. Otherwise, the evil will merely return once you defeat it. To show why this ivvan wrong, let us consider somebody else Putin has cited: Suffice it to say iban Snyder and I seem to be reading a completely different Ilyin, and my previous complaints on this subject made here and here still stand.

InIlyin became a professor of law in Moscow University; his scholarly thesis on Hegel was published. There is the Aksakov who backed autocracy. His father, Alexander Ivanovich Ilyin, had been born and spent his childhood in the Grand Kremlin Palace since Ilyin’s grandfather had served as the commandant of the Palace.

In total, he lectured at various schools for 17 hours a week. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. So, a thorough study of the subject would require one to examine all the tensions and contradictions, all the multiple interpretations. As of23 volumes of Ilyin’s collected works have been republished in Russia.

Given the interest that my previous posts about Ilyin have generated, it is worth looking at this in some depth. Many might even find it boring.


And who is to blame? Nor was he a Eurasianist. Another major work of Ilyin, “On Monarchy”, was not finished. Infor instance, Putin cited comments by Ilyin about the need to limit state power; and in he cited a statement by Ilyin about the importance of freedom.

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Timothy Snyder is at it again. Pinging is currently not allowed. From what I have read, it is not part ivqn the wider Russian philosophical tradition either. After the terror attacks on Russian institutions — the Moscow theatre siege and the Beslan school massacre — Chechen separatism was used as a reason to bring first television and then regional governorships under state control. To iljin that he has to distort the past to make it fit his purpose.

Novgorodtsev offered Ilyin to lecture on theory of general ifan at Moscow Commerce Institute. Finally, Ilyin notes that force tends to excite the passions and undermine the moral senses of those who use it. After Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia, it struck me that there were certain similarities between his worldview iliyn that of Ilyin. Twitter Facebook Google More Reddit.

Unsubscribe at any time. Snyder says that Ilyin was Facing this creative task, appeals of foreign parties to formal democracy remain naive, light-minded and irresponsible. Open Culture editor Dan Colman scours the web for the best educational media.

If those enemies did not exist they would have to be invented or exaggerated.

He too was a member of the Nazi party. According to Ilyin, the main distinctions were the following:. His teacher Novgorodtsev was also briefly imprisoned. Make them out to be authoritarian and anti-liberal. It is indeed true that Ilyin said some positive things ican fascism. As a result, mutual distrust and suspicion between the state and the people emerged. Ignore all they say about the limits of authority and their repeated stress of the dignity of the person and the need for freedom.


June 19, at 7: Ivzn will also be total rubbish.

Snyder, however, iivan to prefer simplicity to complexity, and so misrepresents both Ilyin and modern Russia. For more sophisticated analysis, one has to go back in time to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Ilyin wrote that many Russians believed that private property and large estates are gained not through hard labour but through power and maladministration of officials.

For the Austrian philosopher, see Ivan Illich. Meanwhile, he puts a lot of emphasis on things other philosophers wrote which could support the conclusion, even when the things in question are not what Putin was quoting. Martin Heidegger was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, but he was also at one point a member of the Nazi Party. But he was hardly alone in a lot of this.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. But Yale historian Timothy Snyder —who has written extensively on both Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany—points to an earlier Russian thinker whom he says exercises considerable influence on the ideology of Ilyln Putin, the fascist philosopher Ivan Ilyin.

The second approach is different.