- Sreznevsky I,
- and others.
about this book
A controversial figure for most of his life, Hryhoriy Skovoroda, barely left anyone indifferent. People either admired him, praising his ideas and choice of lifestyle, or disliked him, focusing on his shortcomings.
Hryhoriy Skovoroda’s views on religion, books, knowledge, friendship, etc. are far from orthodox. Among a number of disciplines, his legacy of philosophy is the most notable and most widely discussed among scholars. This Ukrainian philosopher’s contribution to the field was so great that there is a belief among the Russian thinkers that his teachings also influenced the development of their own philosophy.
This collection contains diverse biographical writings on Hryhoriy Skovoroda by historians, theologians, literati and others. To shed light on Hryhoriy Skovoroda as objectively as possible, we have included works by both Ukrainian and Russian writers. Furthermore, you will find that the writings included here express both favourable and adverse opinions of their authors about the Ukrainian philosopher.