The Third Renaissance and the Pre-Socratic Parmenides in Russian Modernism and Avant-Garde

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Rainer Grübel

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This article aims to reconstruct the reception of pre-Socratic philosophy, especially that of Parmenides, in Russian modernism and avant-garde literature. In doing so, it places this reception into two contexts: the contemporary discussion of pre-Socratic ideas in Russian, European and American philosophy, on the one hand, and the proclamation of a third, a Russian and/or Slavic Renaissance, on the other. This Renaissance has been conceived as the intense discussion and reconsideration of ideas, notions, and expressions of ancient Greek thinking. It aimed also to avoid the reduction of Greek philosophy to Plato, as had been practiced by the Russian Orthodox Church and largely pushed through in Russian culture. One of the main points of this reconsideration concerned the quest of the relation between the word, the process of thinking, and human life, while another one connected with it involved the (re-)establishment of a close bond between the poetic word, its meaning, and its sense. The integration of this productive discussion with pre-Socratic Greek philosophy enriches and improves our knowledge of Russian modernism and avant- garde literature.

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Grübel, R. 2022. The Third Renaissance and the Pre-Socratic Parmenides in Russian Modernism and Avant-Garde. Internationale Zeitschrift für Kulturkomparatistik. 5 (2022), 413-441. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25353/ubtr-izfk-ddb7-1367.
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