Information about the author:
Alexey L. Nalepin, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
The monograph, which is based on unknown and little-known sources, for the first time in Russia and in world science gives a complete and objective description of the folklore component of the philosophical heritage of the outstanding Russian thinkers of the first third of the twentieth century: V.V. Rozanov, E.N. Trubetskoy, B.P. Vysheslavtsev, I.A. Ilyin, P.A. Florensky, A.A. Vanovsky. Russian folklore culture is studied in the monograph as a living tradition, which largely determines the ways of development of Russian civilization and the meanings of the national mentality. Folklore and, of course, philological folklore studies, as well as philosophical folklore studies, play an important role in this, because all these disciplines study the ideological dominants and concepts of folk poetic creativity. The research is based on a specific complex analysis of the philosophical heritage in the works of such major thinkers of the first third of the twentieth century as V.V. Rozanov, P.A. Florensky, E.N. Trubetskoy, B.P. Vysheslavtsev, I.A. Ilyin, A.A. Vanovsky. The aim of the research was to find and define a harmonious synthesis of philosophy and folklore, which will undoubtedly enrich both philosophical thought and, in particular, the philosophical theory of knowledge, as well as domestic and world folklore studies.