Peculiarities of moral-legal views of L.N. Tolstoy in the context of the russian religious-philosophical tradition

Author(s):  M.N. Kireev, Belgorod State Institute of Art and Culture, Belgorod, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 43, № 4

Rubric:  History of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Humanities

Annotation:  Analyzes the legal ideal of Leo Tolstoy in the context of his moral philosophy. As the main text for analyzing the writer's views, the «Way of Life» is taken. Strong opposition of good as an internal law of love and right as an external method of regulation based on violence is shown. The illegitimacy of the abstract theological criticism of Tolstoy's views, which take place in Russian religious philosophy, is grounded. It is concluded that to assess the views of the writer it is necessary to take into account his central view on the primacy of the moral law and the necessity of following it in life.

Keywords:  L.N. Tolstoy, ethics, morals, law, Russian Philosophy, nihilism, violence, love, good.

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