In Search of the Dark Logos

Alexander Dugin, In Search of the Dark Logos: Philosophico-Theological Outlines 

(Moscow: Academic Project/Department of the Sociology of International Relations, Faculty of Sociology, Moscow State University: 2013).



Part I: The Moment of Russian Philosophy

Chapter 1: The Hermeneutics of the Russian Languages

Chapter 2: The Moment of Russian Philosophy

Part II: Man and his God

Chapter 3: Three Theologies

Chapter 4: Notes on Humanism

Chapter 5: The Metamorphoses of the Angel (Oppositions and Mediations)

Part III: Open Platonism

Chapter 6: The Pre-Platonists: Sacred Thinking in Pre-Socratic Philosophy

Chapter 7: The Vertical Topography of Plato’s Philosophy

Chapter 8: Non-Dualist Platonism: Noetic Structures in Neo-Platonist Systems

Chapter 9: The Challenge of Valentinus (Dualist Platonism, Pneumatics, and the Soteriology of the Gnostic Valentinus)

Chapter 10: Christianity and Platonism: A Clarification of Proportions

Chapter 11: Platonism in Islam

Chapter 12: Kabbalah and Neo-Platonism

Chapter 13: Traditionalism as a Theory: Sophia, Plato and the Event

Chapter 14: Platonopolis (Plato and the Platonists’ Philosophy of Politics)

Part IV: The Negative Spirit and the Secret of the Urgrund

Chapter 15: Deconstructing Hegel

Chapter 16: Schelling: The Dynamic God and Hierohistory

Part V: The Logos and its Double

Chapter 17: Thinking Chaos and the ‘Other Beginning’ of Philosophy 

Chapter 18: Hallucination and its Structures (Towards a Deconstruction of the End of the World)

Chapter 19: Overcoming Modernity with the Philosophy of Zen (On the Kyoto School of Kitarō Nishida)

Chapter 20: The Radical Subject and the Metaphysics of Pain

Chapter 21: Evgeniy Golovin’s Philosophy of Water

Chapter 22: The Last God (Martin Heidegger and the Eschatological Project of an Alternative Logos)

Chapter 23: The Logos of Dionysus


In the book, In Search of the Dark Logos: Philosophico-Theological Outlines, the contemporary Russian philosopher, sociologist, and political scientist Alexander Dugin explores models of thinking alternative to those that have been perceived as “universal” over the course of the Western European philosophical and theological tradition. The author demonstrates that other forms of the Logos are possible and, based on the methodologies pertaining to the ordering of Logological oppositions, are distinctly different from the typical forms of classical European thought. To explain the structure of this “Dark” or “Dionysian” Logos, the author draws on extensive materials from religious, theological, philosophical, mystical, political, and social doctrines – from Plato and Christianity to Heidegger and the “philosophy of chaos”. According to the author, the rebirth of Russian philosophy must begin with the search for the unclear and elusive reality of the new Logos that remains unreachable to straightforward, “frontal” analysis. This book is of interest to a broad circle of readers, particularly students of the Humanities, philosophers, sociologists, political scientists, culturologists, and theologians.” 

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