Love as a Concept in the Religious Philosophy of Pavel Florensky

Oleg Pavenkov, Mariia Rubtcova

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This article focuses on the analysis of the concept of love in the religious philosophy of Pavel Florensky, who shares the ontological approach to the consideration of love with other representatives of Russian religious philosophy (N. berdyaev and S. bulgakov). We pay more careful attention to the understanding of love-alpha gamma alpha pi alpha nu by Florensky. We have drawn the conclusion that, in the philosophy of P. Florensky, Love, closely connected with truth and beauty, is considered an onto-logical basis existence of personality. We develop the ideas of Pavel Florensky, and accordingly assume that it is possible to synthesise love-agape and love-eros around the idea of sacrificial love. Agapelogical and erotical 'bezels' of one jewel of love is aspects of united love, which is given by God. this gift of God, the gift of united love, is kept by humans through prayer and deeds of love.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-180
Number of pages18
JournalAnales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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