This article attempts to analyze the current state, problems and paradoxes of international Chyzhevskyi’s studies and outlines possible ways to overcome them. Such paradoxes, according to the author, are: 1) the ambivalence of modern creativity and personality assessments of D. Chyzhevskyi at home and in the West (“classic” — “contemporary”), which caused a dissipation of its archive in Heidelberg; 2) lack of permanent connection between development of Chyzhevskyi’s studies and processing of Chyzhevskyi’s personal archives in Halle and Heidelberg; 3) the presence of significant gaps in the Chyzhevskyi’s archival collections in Germany, the overcoming of which none of the custodians of archives purposefully are engaged in; 4) danger of losing many Chyzhevskyi’s manuscripts and letters, which are now kept in private archives of his friends, students and colleagues. The article deals with a number of methodological and conceptual issues relating to: the study of the genesis and periodization of scientist’s creativity for informative, not “geographical” principle; translation of Chyzhevskyi’s foreign language works; national attribution of his heritage; preparation of academic publication of his correspondence; necessity of establishing chronology of the scientist’s life. According to the author, with the development of Chyzhevskyi’s heritage, his image will significantly change, being enriched with understanding of tragedy of his personal and scientific biographies, and more attention to “early Chyzhevskyi” 1920—1940-ies will introduce him as a philosopher-theorist and historian of the church, not only the historian of philosophy and Slavicist.
Постійна адреса матеріалу
Янцен Володимир(2010).Про деякі проблеми і парадокси сучасного чижевськознавства. Філософська думка, №6.с. 68-78.