Chapter

The “Common Task”

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199892945
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950577 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0007
The “Common Task”

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This chapter discusses in more detail Fedorov’s thought as presented in his major work, The Philosophy of the Common Task. Focus is on the project of resurrecting the dead, in its radical aspects and ramifications, especially in relationship to the Western tradition of esotericism. The concepts of kinship, projectivism, regulation of nature, and all-unity are emphasized. The last section of the chapter discusses Fedorov’s legacy, especially in areas of technological innovation, space exploration, and reconstitution of the human organism.

Keywords: common task; resurrection; regulation; projectivism; kinship; spaceship earth; new humanity

Chapter.  6916 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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