St Petersburg Center
for the History of Ideas

Санкт-Петербургский
Центр истории идей
CONTENTS

Foreword 6

Tatiana Artemyeva
Russian History Between the State and Academia in the Enlightenment 9

Pekka Hongisto
Notes on Nature and Radical Philosophy 23

Teemu Ikonen
The Critique of Narrative Thinking in the French Enlightenment: Ambivalence toward Histoire from Voltaire to Diderot 36

Mikko Lahtinen
Montesquieu as a Philosopher of Enlightenment 56

Mikhail Mikeshin
History as a Family Affair: An Aristocratic View 88

Vesa Oittinen
The Emergence of Humanity as Self-Causation — Herder’s ‘Spinozistic’ Theory of Historical Development 99

Oili Pulkkinen
[According to the author’s request the paper is not published on the net116

Аlla Zlatopolskaya
La polémique entre Voltaire et Rousseau sur l’histoire de la Russie et la pensée russe 130

List of Contributors 140
ISBN 978-5-906555-97-7

The Philosophical Age. Almanac 40. The Northern Lights. Enlightenment and History: A View from Northern Europe and Russia. Ed. by T. Artemyeva, M. Mikeshin, V. Oittinen. St. Petersburg–Helsinki: St. Petersburg Center for the History of Ideas, 2014. 142 p.

Философский век. Альманах. Выпуск 40. Северное сияние. Просвещение и история: взгляд из Северной Европы и России / Отв. редакторы Т.В. Артемьева, М.И. Микешин, В. Ойттинен. СПб.–Хельсинки: Санкт-Петербургский центр истории идей, 2014. 142 с.

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