‘Strike out, right and left!’: a conceptual-historical analysis of 1860s Russian nihilism and its notion of negation

@article{Petrov2019StrikeOR,
  title={‘Strike out, right and left!’: a conceptual-historical analysis of 1860s Russian nihilism and its notion of negation},
  author={Kristian Petrov},
  journal={Studies in East European Thought},
  year={2019},
  volume={71},
  pages={73-97}
}
The aim of this essay is to synthesize as well as to analyze the conceptual evolution of 1860s Russian nihilism in general and its notion of negation in particular. The fictitious characters that traditionally have been informing the popular notion of “Russian nihilism” mainly refer to an antinihilistic genre. By analyzing nihilism also on the basis of primary sources, the antinihilistic notion of nihilism is nuanced, enabling a more comprehensive analysis of the movement’s different aspects… Expand