Etika preobrazhennago Erosa (The Ethics of a Transfigured Eros)
by Vysheslavtsev, B.
Paris: YMCA Press, 1931. Softcover. First edition, n. d. (ca 1931); volume I, although subsequent volumes does not appear to have ever been published; 7 1/2 x 5 1/2; pp. , V-XII, 1-273, ; light-brown wraps, printed in blue; thin, closed cuts to tips of spine (repaired by previous owner (?)); personal stamps of the owner to ffep and title page; several penciled-in notes to margins; overall in very good condition.Boris Petrovich Vysheslavtsev (1877 - 1954) was a Russian philosopher and religious thinker, who studied in Moscow and the University of Marburg under several neo-Kantians, including Hermann Cohen and Paul Natorp. After being chased from Russia in 1922, he emigrated first to Berlin and then to Paris, where he would work as a Professor at the Orthodox Theological Institute. In his current book, Vysheslavtsev explored a man's ethical and religious life in relation to the Absolute. According to him, the conventional moral laws could not guide human behavior successfully, as their rationality would be overpowered by "the irrational antagonism that stems from man's subconscious." (Inventory #: 002221)