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Cosmism and Its Offshoots Today

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/9780199892945.003.0012
Cosmism and Its Offshoots Today

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This chapter discusses Cosmism and related developments in Russia today. Institutions for the study and propagation of Cosmism include the Fedorov Museum in Moscow and the Tsiolkovsky Museum of Cosmonautics and Chizhevsky Center in Kaluga. Related institutions and movements include ISRICA, the Institute for Research into Cosmic Anthropoecology in Irkutsk; the Neo-Eurasianist followers of Lev Gumilev; the Hyperborean movement; and the Russian transhumanist and immortalist movements led by Igor Vishev and Danila Medvedev. The chapter concludes with an assessment of the significance and prospects of the Cosmist tendency.

Keywords: Fedorov Museum; Tsiolkovsky Museum of Cosmonautics; cosmic anthropoecology; paranormal; Neo-Eurasianism; Lev Gumilev; transhumanism; scientific immortalism; Danila Medvedev

Chapter.  10041 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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