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Malinov A.V. Language in political and geographical doctrine of V.I. Lamansky. Philosophical letters. Russian-European dialogue, 2019, No. 2, pp. 104Ц123.



Malinov A.V. Language in political and geographical doctrine of V.I. Lamansky. Philosophical letters. Russian-European dialogue, 2019, No. 2, pp. 104Ц123.
ISSN 2658-5413
DOI 10.17323/2658-5413-2019-2-2-104-123

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Abstract

The article deals with the doctrine of language proposed by outstanding Russian scholar of the second half of the XIXth century V.I. Lamansky (1833Ц1914). The author shows that LamanskyТs conception of language was influenced by the Slavophile philosophy and represented a continuation of both Slavophile historiosophy and philosophy of language. It is noted that Lamansky included his doctrine of language into his political-geographical conception (the doctrine of the three worlds) which considered language as a key means of forming different specific cultures. Lamansky held that Russian language is only possible to become a unifying force for the nations of the Greek-Slavic world. The Slavs and other nations of the Greek-Slavic world should adopt it as common literary, scientific and diplomatic language, otherwise they will be assimilated by more successful in politics and literature nations. According to Lamansky, the time is coming when the struggle of the states is being replaced with the competition of the world-historical languages. Having adopted Russian, the Slavs not only are able to foster their culture, but also, having made Russian a world language, will be able to compete with the other nations. The article contains LamanskyТs views concerning the perspective of the European languages among which English is only considered to keep primacy. The article deals with the doctrine of language proposed by outstanding Russianscholar of the second half of the XIXth century V.I. Lamansky (1833Ц1914).The author shows that LamanskyТs conception of language was influenced by theSlavophile philosophy and represented a continuation of both Slavophile historiosophyand philosophy of language. It is noted that Lamansky included his doctrineof language into his political-geographical conception (the doctrine of the threeworlds) which considered language as a key means of forming different specificcultures. Lamansky held that Russian language is only possible to become a unifyingforce for the nations of the Greek-Slavic world. The Slavs and other nationsof the Greek-Slavic world should adopt it as common literary, scientific and diplomaticlanguage, otherwise they will be assimilated by more successful in politicsand literature nations. According to Lamansky, the time is coming when the struggleof the states is being replaced with the competition of the world-historical languages.Having adopted Russian, the Slavs not only are able to foster their culture,but also, having made Russian a world language, will be able to compete with theother nations. The article contains LamanskyТs views concerning the perspective ofthe European languages among which English is only considered to keep primacy.