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Solitude and Society
In this work, Berdyaev tells us that man's "I," his consciousness, is thrust up against a world of impersonal objects (the "objectified" world) and thus finds itself in a condition of alienation and isolation. In five ontological and epistemological meditations Berdyaev clarifies this condition of "objectification" and suggests ways it can be overcome, based on his "person ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 26th 2009 by Semantron Press
(first published 1938)
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Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev was born at Kiev in 1874 of an aristocratic family. He commenced his education in a military school and subsequently entered the University of Kiev. There he accepted Marxism and took part in political agitation, for which he was expelled. At twenty-five he was exiled from Kiev to the north of Russia and narrowly escaped a second period of exile shortly before the Re ...moreMore about Nikolai A. Berdyaev...