Artem Soloviev 1
  • 1 Almaty Orthodox Theological Seminary, Ashimbaeva str., 26, Almaty, Respublica Kazakhstan, 050002

S. Kierkegaard and K. Schmitt: the Eternal Repetition of the Same Political

2023, vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 175–184 [issue contents]
The review considers the main statements of Vladimir Bashkov’s research on the influence of S. Kierkegaard’s philosophy on the political concept of K. Schmitt. The review notes that the author consistently draws structural parallels between their ideas. It is determined that there is a “translation” of Kierkegaard’s images and conceptual row into Schmitt’s conceptual language in Bashkov’s study, As the best example of the connection between their ideas, the review suggests considering the connection of Schmitt’s criticism of “political romanticism” with Kierkegaard’s criticism of the aesthetic attitude from the ethical side. Also, the undoubted advantage of Bashkov’s book is the discovery of a common search for “authentic” by both Kierkegaard and Schmitt. The review also notes that the disadvantages of the study, which includes both the lack of consideration of some modern research on issues close to the topic of the book and the fact that the author eventually associates about the need to search for the “authentic” with Kierkegaard and Schmitt, which deprives him of distance in relation to the subject of research, turning him from a researcher to a follower of Kierkegaard and Schmitt. According to the reviewer, this is what leads the author to positivize the dictatorship. However, at the same time, the review notes that the positive side of the study is the justification of the possibility of the instrumentalization of Kierkegaard’s and Schmitt’s concepts.
Citation: Soloviev A. (2023) S. K'erkegor i K. Shmitt: vechnaya repetitsiya togo zhe samogo politicheskogo [S. Kierkegaard and K. Schmitt: the Eternal Repetition of the Same Political]. The Russian Sociological Review, vol. 22, no 1, pp. 175-184 (in Russian)
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