Sociology of Thinking of N.I. Bukharin

 
PIIS013216250021400-3-1
DOI10.31857/S013216250021400-3
Publication type Article
Status Published
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Occupation: Leading Researcher
Affiliation: Institute of Sociology of FCTAS RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 12
Pages113-122
Abstract

In his main work “The Theory of Historical Materialism” (1921), N.I. Bukharin (1888–1938) conceptualized the materialistic view of history by K. Marx and F. Engels into Marxist sociology. Within the framework of the latter, the subject of his consideration was the sociology of thinking as part of the Marxist sociology of cognition. Thus Bukharin in many aspects anticipated the sociology of knowledge of M. Scheler and K. Mannheim. In “Theory…” he approaches the sociology of thinking mainly from the side of the genesis and evolution of language, in “Philosophical Arabesques” (1937) – mainly from the side of the “ideological style of the era” and the problem of sociomorphism of social consciousness. Between 1921 and 1937 Bukharin constantly returns to the theme of the sociology of cognition and thinking, taking into account the developments of viewpoints of M. Scheler and K. Mannheim.

KeywordsMarxism, superstructure, ideology, Marxist sociology, sociology of cognition, sociology of knowledge, sociology of thinking, language, ideological style of the era, sociomorphism
Received24.12.2022
Publication date27.12.2022
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