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The emergence of Russian liberalism
Julia Berest

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The emergence of Russian liberalism
Alexander Kunitsyn in context, 1783-1840
Julia Berest

Published 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This study offers a fresh perspective on the history of Russian liberalism by looking at the life and work of Alexander Kunitsyn, a teacher and philosopher of natural law, whose academic and journalistic writings contributed to the dissemination of Western liberal thought among the Russian public. Placed into the broad intellectual and political context of its time, Kunitsyn's life illuminates the history of legal philosophy and early liberalism in Russia--the topics that remain little studied in Russian and Western scholarships. One of the chapters is devoted to the textual and historical analysis of the major works on legal philosophy published in early nineteenth century Russia, none of which has been examined before. A comparison with other thinkers highlights Kunitsyn's distinctly individualistic and liberal interpretation of the natural law theory. It also explains why the publication of his work triggered an official reaction against the teaching of natural law and philosophy in Russian universities"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Formative years
Years in the Tsarskoe Selo Lyceum
Kunitsyn in the Son of Fatherland
Kunitsyn and Nicholas Turgenev : the Society of the Year 1819
The natural law tradition in Russia
Kunitsyn on natural law
In the midst of conservative reaction
Epilogue.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history, Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
Copyright Date
2011

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
947/.07092, B
Library of Congress
CT1218.K827 B47 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
vii, 264 pages ;
Number of pages
264

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25565670M
Internet Archive
emergencerussian00bere
ISBN 10
0230111734
ISBN 13
9780230111738
LC Control Number
2010045410
OCLC/WorldCat
669751246

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