The mystical philosophy Florensky and Solovyov: a critical appraisal
Tadeusz Bak – Anna A. Larionova – Nina I. Kryukova – Zhanna M. Sizova – Natalia L. Sokolova
The article offers new insights into the mystical philosophy of Pavel Alexandrovich Florensky (1882-1943) and Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov (1853-1900). Our critical analysis consists of examining the main topics of intellectual disputes in the 20th century many of which pertained the place of Sophiology in Russian philosophical thinking. Florensky’s and Solovyov’s philosophical legacies are considered against the background of their existential experience with ‘Sophia’, God’s personified Wisdom. The mystical dimension of their philosophies stems from specific theological underpinnings of their ideas, relevant above all to topis of the Trinitarian and Mariological discourses in present in the Russian intellectual/religious milieu.
Key words: Pavel A. Florensky, Incarnation, Vladimir S. Solovyov, Russian Mystical Philosophy, Sophiology, Intuition