The Pole of Event: Bibikhin and Phenomenology

  • Vitaly Kosykhin
Keywords: Bibikhin, contemplation, essence, event, phenomenology


The article investigates the question of Bibikhin’s position on phenomenology. Based on the existence of two different phenomenological projects—those of Husserl and Heidegger—the author identifies two poles that concentrate main phenomenological problems: the pole of event and the pole of contemplation. Their interconnectedness, though never direct, is reflected in the fact that when the one pole comes to light, the other is automatically hidden in its shadow. Vladimir Bibikhin, together with Heidegger and Wittgenstein, is considered a thinker of the pole of event. The pole of contemplation is presented by Alexey Losev, Husserl and Derrida.

Author Biography

Vitaly Kosykhin

Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy, Professor 
Saratov State University, Department of Philosophy and Methodology of Science
Astrakhanskaya ul. 83, Saratov, Russia 410012


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How to Cite
Kosykhin, V. (2015). The Pole of Event: Bibikhin and Phenomenology. Stasis, 3(1). Retrieved from