• Fadi Abu-Deeb

    Fadi Abu-Deeb

    PhD Candidate at ETF Leuven

    Fadi Abu-Deeb is a PhD candidate at ETF Leuven, Belgium. He specializes in
    the religious philosophies of V. S. Solovyov and N. A. Berdyaev, focusing on
    concepts like personhood and sobornost and the relationship between the
    individual and the collective. He is also lecturer in the department of Arabic
    language and literature at Dalarna University in Sweden. Abu-Deeb has
    published several poetry books (in Arabic) and he writes regularly on
    philosophical and literary issues.

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Was Berdyaev’s Philosophical Humanism Inhumane?

In her remarkable essay on the religious-philosophical scene in the Russian Silver Age, Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal describes Berdyaev’s humanism as inhumane. The emblems of this “inhumanity” are represented, among other things, by his approval of Russia’s entry to the Great War, his praise of the Catholic Middle Ages, and his rejection of the idea of “the eternal bourgeois peace.” But is it possible that Berdyaev’s radical emphasis on the human pe...
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