All-Russian Scientific Conference "St. Petersburg and the East: Philosophy, Religion, Culture"
In the 31st of October the member of the scientific-study group "Applied GIS in Humanities" Alexander Korobeynikov took part in the student section of "East and West: Philosophy, Religion, Culture" with a report "Western Philosophical Conceptions in the Views and Activities of the Kazakh Intelligentsia in the Late Imperial Period 1905-1917".
The report was dedicated to the activities of Kazakh intellectuals, headed by A.N. Bukeikhanov,
in the context of the crisis of the Russian Empire. The study focused on the impact of
philosophical concepts and discourses, which were basis of the policy of Kazakh actors.
Globally circulating discourses penetrated in the national outskirt in different ways. In the case
of the Kazakh intelligentsia played a large role Siberian regionalists who one of the first openly
talking about the oppressed indigenous populations and the need for their cultural education.
Regionalists appealed to the Western philosophical ideas that directly affected the Kazakh
Furthermore, in the context of the study of the Kazakh intellectuals, it is important to pay
attention to the philosophical views that served as the basis of activities of intellectuals. Thus, the
position of A. Bukeikhanov based on anti-colonial and Enlightenment ideals, also the leader of
the Kazakh intellectuals wrote a lot about the legal settlement and national self-determination of
the Kazakh population.
Thus, the philosophical concepts borrowed by Kazakh leaders from the global discourse
spreading in the period of imperial crisis identified cultural-educational and socio-political
orientation of the activity of the Kazakh intelligentsia, which contributed to the formation of a
complete image of the Kazakh population, its history, and the development of national identity in
the mass perception of ethnos.