Avanesov S. S.
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Sergey S. Avanesov, Department of Theory, History and Philosophy of Culture, Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Russia, Doctor of Sciences (Philosophy), Professor.
E-mail: iskiteam [at] yandex.ru
Abstract . The article analyzes the autobiography of the famous Russian philosopher, theologian and scientist Pavel Florensky, as well as those of his texts that retain traces of memories. According to Florensky, the personal biography is based on family history and continues in children. He addresses his own biography to his children. Memories based on diary entries are designed as a memory diary, that is, as material for future memories. The past becomes actual in autobiography, turns into a kind of present. The past, from the point of view of its realization in the present, gains meaning and significance. The author is active in relation to his own past, transforming it from a collection of disparate facts into a sequence of events. A person can only see the true meaning of such events from a great distance. Therefore, the philosopher remembers not so much the circumstances of his life as the inner impressions of the encounter with reality. The most powerful personality-forming experiences are associated with childhood. Even the moment of birth can decisively affect the character of a person and the range of his interests. The foundations of a person's worldview are laid precisely in childhood. Florensky not only writes memoirs about himself, but also tries to analyze the problems of time and memory. A person is immersed in time, but he is able to move into the past through memory and into the future through faith. An autobiography can never be written to the end because its author lives on. However, reaching the depths of life, he is able to build his path in such a way that at the end of this path he will unite with the fullness of time, with eternity.
Keywords : Florensky, philosophical anthropology, autobiography, event, way of life, time, eternity, self-care.
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