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The philosophy of Russian Westernism: how to teach it today

V.N. Zhukov

UDC 14  


Vadim N. Zhukov, Dr. Sc. (Philosophy), Independent Researcher, e-mail:


The problem of the rejection of Western influence in favour of the preservation of Russian traditions is examined using the example of the philosophy of Russian Westernism, which is taught in the general philosophy course at universities. The article shows the fundamental difference between the two types of Westernism — Russian Westernism and modern pseudo-Westernism.

Key words: philosophy of Westernism, Russian Westernism, pseudo-Westernism.