The Dialogical Truth of European Culture

  • Anatoly Akhutin


One would be hopelessly mistaken from the very beginning, if one were to start by looking for a taxonomy of -isms or -logies. This mistake would affect not only our understanding of Vladimir Bibikhin's discourse and thought, but of philosophy itself, none of which belongs among -isms. The starting point is not located among foundational systems, categories, or discursive practices, but in the concentration, whence these systems have been growing since the times of Aristotle. The name of this concentration is first philosophy. For me, the significance of Bibikhin's thought is that it practically recalls the very being (die Sache selbst) of this practice, namely of first-philosophizing. The being of this practice, in turn, is rooted in the being of the human as a perpetually self-recommencing being.

Author Biography

Anatoly Akhutin

Candidate of Sciences in Chemistry, Senior Reserach fellow
Russian State University for Humanities (Moscow), Department of Philosophy
ГСП-3, Miusskaya ploschad', d. 6, Moscow, Russia 125993


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Akhutin, A. (2015). The Dialogical Truth of European Culture. Stasis, 3(1). Retrieved from