Introduction: “Vilnius variations”

Introduction: “Vilnius variations” Stud East Eur Thought (2017) 69:127–129 DOI 10.1007/s11212-017-9286-9 Tomas Kac ˇerauskas Published online: 31 May 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 The topic ‘‘Vilnius variations’’ flows out of studies of (creative) cities (Landry 2000), cultural regionalism (Klimczuk 2014), creative society (Florida 2012), and religion (Eliade 1959). The role of philosophy is twofold here: on the one hand, philosophy, which is concentrated in universities, typically in cities, is an important factor in the development of cultural forms; on the other hand, the philosophical perspective allows such dichotomies as locality and globalism, tradition and novelty, past and future to be viewed in a different way (it is not enough to say ‘‘in a critical way’’). Here, Vilnius is not simply the historical capital of a European periphery that has followed the cultural fashions of Western Europe. Vilnius was established and developed with an ambition both to rule the wide expanses of Eastern Europe and to equal the capitals of Western Europe. As such, it is an example of a multinational, multicultural, multi-religious city where distinct religious denominations (such as the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church), philosophical-religious positions (as represented by the Vilnius Gaon), schools of architecture (the Vilnius Baroque school), and traditions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in East European Thought Springer Journals

Introduction: “Vilnius variations”

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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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Philosophy; Political Philosophy; History, general; Philosophy, general; Political Science
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0925-9392
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1573-0948
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10.1007/s11212-017-9286-9
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Stud East Eur Thought (2017) 69:127–129 DOI 10.1007/s11212-017-9286-9 Tomas Kac ˇerauskas Published online: 31 May 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 The topic ‘‘Vilnius variations’’ flows out of studies of (creative) cities (Landry 2000), cultural regionalism (Klimczuk 2014), creative society (Florida 2012), and religion (Eliade 1959). The role of philosophy is twofold here: on the one hand, philosophy, which is concentrated in universities, typically in cities, is an important factor in the development of cultural forms; on the other hand, the philosophical perspective allows such dichotomies as locality and globalism, tradition and novelty, past and future to be viewed in a different way (it is not enough to say ‘‘in a critical way’’). Here, Vilnius is not simply the historical capital of a European periphery that has followed the cultural fashions of Western Europe. Vilnius was established and developed with an ambition both to rule the wide expanses of Eastern Europe and to equal the capitals of Western Europe. As such, it is an example of a multinational, multicultural, multi-religious city where distinct religious denominations (such as the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church), philosophical-religious positions (as represented by the Vilnius Gaon), schools of architecture (the Vilnius Baroque school), and traditions

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Studies in East European ThoughtSpringer Journals

Published: May 31, 2017

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