Buddhism in Theosophical Interpretation of E.P. Blavatskaya: «Philosophic Invention» Problem

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The subject matter of the paper is a most interesting philosophic phenomenon- theosophy which received a considerable emphasis at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century and greatly influenced viewpoints of the majority of philosophers, writers, musicians and artists. The key point of the article is the author's approach to the problem of close connection between E.P. Blavatskaya's theory and Buddhism. Diverse viewpoints of both famous Russian religious philosophers and buddhologists of that time as well as modern Russian esoteric investigators and scientific papers of E.P. Blavatskaya have been studied.
The famous Russian neo-Kantian philosopher I.I. Lapshin study «Philosophy of Inventing and Invention in Philosophy: Introduction to the History of Philosophy» being inside the scope of her basic investigations, the author comes to the conclusion that theosophy is the original form of «philosophic invention» based on the specific usage of various philosophic and religious ideas of Neo-Platonism, Christian mysticism, cabbalistic theories' symbols as well as Buddhism from the point of view of their esoteric content.

T V Bernyukevich

N.G. Chernyshevsky Transbaikal StateHumanitarian-Pedagogical University

N.G. Chernyshevsky Transbaikal StateHumanitarian-Pedagogical University

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