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Nikolai Berdiaev belongs to the pleiad of Russian philosophers of the Silver Age – the renaissance period in Russian philosophical and religious thought of the early 20th century – although his philosophical activity chronologically stretches further to encompass the entire first half of that century. Widely known both in Russia and in the West he continues to evoke interest, and his writings enjoy re-publication in the post-Soviet time. Just as he was aristocratic by birth, his thought, which evolved by and large within the castle of Berdiaev’s own inner world, can also be perceived as aristocratic in its exclusive promotion of human freedom and creativity up to the placing of human being next to God. Berdiaev’s philosophy is traditionally associated with

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Citation: Tabachnikova, Olga. "Nikolai Berdyaev". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 September 2010 [, accessed 20 May 2024.]

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