Kantian Journal

2021 Vol. 40. №2

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The Knight of Contemporary Russian Kantiana. On the 85th Birthday of Leonard Kalinnikov



This is a review of the main research achievements of Professor L. A. Kalinnikov presented in his articles and monographs. The theoretical issues of Kantianism considered in Kalinnikov’s works include the problem of cognisability of “the thing in itself” and noumenal affection, the character of systematicity in Kant’s philosophy and the methodology of its interpretation. Cycles of articles are devoted to the reception of Kant’s ideas in the philosophical and poetic work of V. S. Solovyov, Kant’s impact on A. S. Pushkin, A. A. Fet, and E. T. A. Hoffmann. These topics are elaborated in the monographs Immanuel Kant in Russian Poetry (2008), E. T. A. Hoffmann and I. Kant (2012), The Philosophical and Poetic Worldview of A. A. Fet: the Impact of I. Kant and A. Schopenhauer (2016), Pushkin and Kant. The Poet and Philosophy (2018), The Philosophical System of Kant. Conception and Outcomes (2021). L. A. Kalinnikov’s works form an impressive and original part of contemporary Russian Kantiana.


Dementev, I. O., 2013. Book Review: L. A. Kalinnikov. E. T. A. Gofman i I. Kant. Preodolenie romantizma [E. T. A. Hoffmann and I. Kant. Transcending Romanticism]. IKBFU’s Vestnik, 6, pp. 159-164. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 1985. The Concepts of “Thing in General” and “Thing in Itself” and their Role in Kant’s System of “Criticism”. Kantian Journal, 1(10), pp. 4-11. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 1989. Interpretation and Principles. Kantian Journal, 1(14), pp. 81-90. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 1993. Vl. Solovyov and I. Kant: Ethical Convergencies and Divergencies. Kantian Journal, 1(17), pp. 101-116. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 1994. Vl. Solovyov and I. Kant: Ethical Convergencies and Divergencies. II. Human-Godness or God-Humanity? Kantian Journal, 1(18), pp. 45-58. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 1995. Concept of “Sofia” and its Possible Correlates in a Rationally Constructed System of Philosophy (Vladimir Solovyev and Immanuel Kant). Kantian Journal, 1(19), pp. 40-60. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2008. Immanuil Kant v russkoj pojezii (filosofsko-jesteticheskie jetjudy) [Immanuel Kant in Russian Poetry (Philosophical-Aesthetic Essays)]. Moscow: Kanon+ ROOI “Reabilitatsia”. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2012. E. T. A. Gofman i I. Kant. Preodolenie romantizma [E. T. A. Hoffmann and I. Kant. Transcending Romanticism]. Kaliningrad: Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Press. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2013. A. A. Fet and Kant’s Starry-Moral Theme in Russian Philosophical Lyrics. Kantian Journal, 1(43), pp. 46-62. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2014a. A. A. Fet as a Theorist and a Practitioner of Pure Art and the Problem of the Nature of Poetry. Kantian Journal, 1(47), pp. 38-58. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2014b. Kant’s Philosophical System and the Principles of Its Interpretation. Kantian Journal, 3(49), pp. 1-18. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2016a. Kant’s Fundamental Idea of State Law in Pushkin’s “Boris Godunov”. Kantian Journal, 4 (58), pp. 7-23. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2016b. Filosofsko-pojeticheskoe mirovozzrenie A. A. Feta: vlijanie I. Kanta i A. Shopengaujera [The Philosophical and Poetic Worldview of A. A. Fet. The Influence of I. Kant and A. Schopenhauer]. Kaliningrad: IKBFU Press. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2018a. The Nature of Transcendental Philosophy and Its Forms. In: S. L. Katrechko and A. A. Shiyan, eds. 2018. Transcendental’nyj povorot v sovremennoj filosofii (3): priroda (specifika) transcendental’noj filosofii: tezisy mezhdunarodnogo nauchnogo seminara [The Transcendental Turn in Contemporary Philosophy (3): the Nature (Specificity) of Transcendental Philosophy. Proceedings of International Seminar]. Moscow: GAUGN Press, pp. 11-13. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2018b. A. S. Pushkin i I. Kant. Pojet i filosofija [Pushkin and Kant. The Poet and Philosophy]. Kaliningrad: IKBFU Press. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2019a. I. Kant’s “Metaphysics of Morals” in “The Captain’s Daughter”. Voprosy Literatury, 3, pp. 105-140. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2019b. The Nature and Specificity of Kant’s Transcendental Philosophy. In: S. L. Katrechko and A. A. Shiyan, eds. 2019. Transcendental’nyj povorot v sovremennoj filosofii (4): transcendental’naja metafizika, jepistemologija i filosofija nauki, teologija i filosofija soznanija: tezisy mezhdunarodnogo nauchnogo seminara [The Transcendental Turn in Contemporary Philosophy (4): Transcendental Metaphysics, Epistemology and the Philosophy of Mind. Proceedings of International Seminar]. Moscow: GAUGN Press, pp. 42-46. (In Rus.)

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2019c. Kant’s System as the Development of Ideological Intentions of the Enlightenment. In: N. A. Dmitrieva and V. A. Chaly, eds. 2019. 12th Kant-Readings. Kant and the Ethics of Enlightenment: Historical Roots and Contemporary Relevance: Proceedings of the International Conference. Kaliningrad: IKBFU Press, pp. 41-42.

Kalinnikov, L. A., 2021. Filosofskaja sistema Kanta. Zamysel i itogi [The Philosophical System of I. Kant. Conception and Outcomes]. Kaliningrad: IKBFU Press.

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