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Leontyev, Konstantin Nikolaevič
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(Leont'ev; Jan 13, 1831, Kudinovo near Kaluga – Nov 12, 1891, Sergiev Posad), was initially a physician before entering the diplomatic service and finally becoming a censor. As a cultural philosopher, his worldview was shaped by aesthetic considerations. Beauty in the sense of diversity, power, and fullness was for him an objective fact. He thus became the advocate of Byzantine theocracy, aristocracy, and popular culture against democratic liberalism, petit-bourgeois attitudes, and egalitarianism. His return to the Orthodox faith following…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Leontyev, Konstantin Nikolaevič”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12916>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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