Nikolaj Chernyshevsky and the philosophy of realism in nineteenth-century Russian aesthetics

@article{Scanlan1985NikolajCA,
  title={Nikolaj Chernyshevsky and the philosophy of realism in nineteenth-century Russian aesthetics},
  author={James P. Scanlan},
  journal={Studies in Soviet Thought},
  year={1985},
  volume={30},
  pages={1-14}
}
Among the thinkers of the mid-nineteenth century whom Soviet Marxists call "the Russian revolutionary democrats" Nikolaj Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky (1828-1889), Nikolaj Aleksandrovich Dobroljubov (1836-1861), Dmitrij Ivanovich Pisarev (1840?1868), and others ? none is more extravagantly praised in the USSR or more frequently ridiculed in the West than Cherny shevsky. According to the standard Soviet view, Chernyshevsky's master's thesis 'The Aesthetic Relations of Art to Reality' (1855… Expand
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