THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

P.Y. Chaadaev as a social and political thinker

2017. №2, pp. 162-169

Moshchelkov E.N. - D.Sc. (Politicy), Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119234, Russian Federation, enm@inbox.ru

P. Chaadaev, as for his contemporaries, and in our time remains one of the most mysterious and controversial of Russian thinkers. In the course of their lives (1794-1856) Chaadaev wrote a few works, even less was published during his lifetime. But even the little that saw the light, had a tremendous impact and resonance in the then Russian society. Chaadayev not only outlined the main pole, the polarity in history, the historical development of Russia, which was specifically developed in different socio-political theories, he showed how it is possible to explain the same thing from the opposite political and ideological positions.

Key words: Чаадаев, общество, бытие, истина, Россия, настоящее, будущее, Запад, Восток, идея, Chaadaev, society, being, truth, Russia, present, future, West, East, idea

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