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Entries / Berdyaev N.A. (1874-1948), philosopher

Berdyaev N.A. (1874-1948), philosopher

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BERDYAEV Nikolay Alexandrovich (1874-1948), philosopher and essayist. He studied at Kiev University in 1894-97 but was expelled and exiled for his involvement in student disturbances. Living in St. Petersburg from 1904, he published Voprosy Zhizni journal. He lived with his family at 10 Saperny Lane and often visited D. S. Merezhkovsky and Z. N. Gippius in the Muruzi House at 27/24 Liteiny Avenue, as well as Vyacheslav I. Ivanov at 1/35 Tavricheskaya Street, etc. His work, New Religious Consciousness and Community, was published in St. Petersburg in 1907. He founded the Petersburg Religious and Philosophical Society in the same year. He moved to Moscow in 1908 where he took part in editing Milestones Collection. Berdyaev's Philosophy of Freedom, Meaning of the Creative Act, and Destiny of Russia were published in 1911-18. He was expelled from the USSR in 1922 and lived in France from 1924. He was the editor of Put, a philosophical and religious magazine, in 1925-40. In his books such as Meaning of History of 1923, Destiny of Man of 1931, Russian Idea of 1943, etc., he developed the ideas of individual freedom and eschatology. He was an honorary director of Cambridge University from 1947. Buried in Clamart, France.

Works: Self-Knowledge published in Leningrad in 1991. Pages 132-166.

Y. N. Kruzhnov.

Berdyaev Nikolay Alexandrovich
Gippius Zinaida Nikolaevna
Ivanov Vyacheslav Ivanovich
Merezhkovsky Dmitry Sergeevich
Muruzi Alexander Dmitrievich, Duke

Liteiny Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 24/27
Saperny Lane/Saint Petersburg, city, house 10
Tavricheskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 35/1

Самопознание. Л., 1991

The subject Index
Muruzi House
Ivanov's Wednesdays, Literary and Artistic Meetings