Andrey Maidansky explains what has been found in the archive belonging to Ilyenkov’s daughter Illesh:
Here’s a transcript of the questions and answers kindly provided by Andrey Maidansky.
Miguel Borrajo: I wanted to ask about affect and the new post-cognitivist proposals. For example, the whole extended theory of mind, ecological psychology and 4e cognition in general. Are these approaches close to Ilyenkov’s theory?
Ralph Dumain: What was Ilyenkov’s general assessment of Lukacs on dialectics? Interesting questions about Bogdanov, Carnap. I didn’t know about anti-Carnap views, but I haven’t read everything in English. I do recall Ilyenkov’s dislike of neopositivism. Of what has been mentioned, it seems that priorities for further English translation would be Ilyenkov’s relation to other thinkers discussed.
A Brown: Thanks for answer on Lukacs. Your answer re. ontology very interesting. Relevant to current Western debates (e.g. Roy Bhaskar’s critical realism which emphasises ontology; also Lukacs currently influential [e.g, amongst group of Marxist economists in Brazil, as it happens])
Could you tell us a bit more about the discussions with Zinoviev and other philosophers regarding Marx’s method?
Names and books mentioned:
“Why was Idols and Ideals supressed?”
“Dialiéctika idealnovo”, can be read in Evald Iliénkov. Iskusstvo i kommunistícheski ideal, Moskva, 1984
Ukraintsev, the director of Philosophy Institute
Sympathetic to Ilyenkov: Kopnin, Lektorsky
Leo Naumenko who worked in Obninsk, a physics institute, where Ilyenkov gave talks.
Photos of Naumenko: https://bit.ly/3g2UjPl
Russian to English translation recommended by Andrey: Deepl.com