Kurginyan: Russian classics and Marxism teach to overcome necessity

04.11.2022, Moscow.

The project of the ascension of Man for became fundamental for the Russian communists in their struggle against the necessity that existed in the world, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on the Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on October 30 on the Russia One channel.

Kurginyan reminded that the Bolsheviks and Marxists spoke much about the Kingdom of Freedom, about the spirit that must strengthen in struggle in order to overcome or destroy the Kingdom of Necessity that drags humanity down.

He explained that President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a reason to quote Lenin’s words that  “the top classes cannot and the lower classes do not want” explaining the current revolutionary situation in the world when the West cannot solely govern the humanity, but it desperately attempts to do so.

The philosopher reminded that Marxists were often alleged to be all atheists. He also asked whether atheists could be devotees of German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Lenin became exactly this kind of a Hegel’s devotee by the end of his life.

According to Kurginyan, Lenin brilliantly absorbed the religious culture in his childhood, and together with the other Marxists he was in awe of what philosophers called the kingdom of free will.

“Was it said that ‘we must strengthen our spirit in the struggle’? Was it said that ‘we must fight through our way to the Kingdom of Freedom’? Did Marxism itself say ‘from the Kingdom of Necessity to the Kingdom of Freedom?’ Then, this is the answer to the question we stand for this freedom fundamentally, i.e. we believe that Man is not a machine of necessity,” the leader of Essence of Time stressed.

The analyst indicated that it is not only communists who spoke about the victory of the spirit over the pleasures of the flesh, but the Russian literature is also full of glorification of the creative Man.

“The great poet Fyodor Tyutchev said, ‘Nature in not what you think it is, not a cast, not a soulless face.’ These verses mean that internal will for freedom ‘is the soul’ and that it ‘has a language.’ It belongs not only to the species Homo sapiens, but to what preceded and produced this species, to the entire flow of life,” Kurginyan concluded.

“All the things that encouraged Amundsen to go to discover the South pole etc. All this exists, all this is what Man is,” the philosopher noted.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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