Randall A. Poole
of St. Scholastica, Department of History and Politics
1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota
(218) 723-6468; firstname.lastname@example.org
Randall A. Poole (Ph.D.,
University of Notre Dame, 1996) is
Professor of History at the College of
St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.
His research areas include Russian and European intellectual history, the
history of ideas, and the history of philosophical and religious thought. In 2012 he was Visiting Professor
of Russian Intellectual History at the University of Toronto. In 2016 he was named a Fellow of
the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory
University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has held research
fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,
New York University, Stanford
University, Columbia University,
and elsewhere. Over the past twenty years
he has delivered about seventy-five papers and lectures at academic conferences
and universities in the United
States and abroad.
- Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social
Philosophy. Translated, edited, and introduced. Foreword by Caryl Emerson. Yale University
Press, 2003. xxiv, 468 pp. (Original Russian
edition: Moscow Psychological Society, 1902, 521 pp.) Monographic introduction (see below),
extensive annotations, and contributor biographies.
- A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830-1930: Faith,
Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity, co-edited with G. M. Hamburg. Cambridge
University Press, 2010,
Paperback edition, 2013.
- Religious Freedom in Modern Russia, co-edited with Paul W. Werth,
forthcoming in the Kritika Historical Studies book series at the University
of Pittsburgh Press, 2018 (in production).
- Autonomy, Dignity, Perfectibility: Idealism
and Liberalism in Russian Thought, 1880–1922.
Handbook of Russian Religious Thought, co-edited with George Pattison and Caryl
- Vladimir Solov'ev, Critique
of Abstract Principles. Edited with an introduction. Translated
by Boris Jakim.
- Christian Legal Thought in Modern Russia, co-edited with Paul
Valliere, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University,
for the Law and Christianity book series at Cambridge University Press.
Articles and Book Chapters:
- "Faith, Freedom, and the Varieties of Russian Religious Experience,"
introductory study, Religious Freedom in Modern Russia
(see above). 30,000 words (completed).
- "Tolstoy and Russian Idealism," forthcoming in Tolstoy Studies
Journal (2017), special
issue devoted to Tolstoy's On Life. 13,000 words (completed).
- "The Defense of Human Dignity in Nineteenth-Century Russian Thought,"
book chapter, Iosif Volotskii and Eastern Christianity: Essays
across Seventeen Centuries, ed. David Goldfrank, Valeria
Nollan, and Jennifer Spock. New Academia Publishing (2017), pp. 271-305.
- "Nineteenth-Century Russian Liberalism: Ideals and Realities,"
review essay, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History,
vol. 16, no. 1 (Winter 2015), pp. 157-181.
- "Kant and the Kingdom of Ends in Russian Religious Thought (Vladimir
Solov'ev)," book chapter, Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia:
Culture, History, Context, ed. Patrick Lally Michelson and Judith
Deutsch Kornblatt. University
of Wisconsin Press, 2014, pp. 215-234.
- "Russian Political Theology in an Age of Revolution," book
chapter, Landmarks Revisited: The Vekhi Symposium 100 Years On, ed. Robin Aizlewood and
Ruth Coates. Academic Studies Press, 2013, pp. 146-169.
- "Gustav Shpet: Russian Philosopher of the Human Level of
Being," review essay, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian
History, vol. 14, no. 2 (Spring 2013), pp. 395-410.
- "Religious Toleration, Freedom of Conscience, and Russian
Liberalism," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian
History, vol. 13, no. 3 (Summer 2012), pp. 611-634.
First Modern Man': Tolstoy, Kant, and Russian Religious Thought," review
essay, Tolstoy Studies Journal, vol. 22 (2010), pp. 99-117.
- "Vladimir Solov'ev's
Philosophical Anthropology: Autonomy, Dignity, Perfectibility," book
chapter, A History of Russian
and the Defense of Human Dignity (2010),
- "Introduction: The
Humanist Tradition in Russian Philosophy," with G. M. Hamburg, A
History of Russian Philosophy, 1830-1930: Faith,
Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (2010), pp. 1-23.
- "Kantian Foundations
of Russian Liberal Theory: Human Dignity, Justice, and the Rule of Law," The
Liberalism, Political Theology, and Law, Institute for Legal
Studies, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008, 16,500 words. (Web-posted and printed conference
- "The Greatness of
Vladimir Solov'ev," review essay, Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue canadienne
des slavistes, vol. 50, nos. 1-2 (March-June 2008), pp. 201-223.
- "Human Dignity and the
Kingdom of God: A Russian Theological Perspective
(Vladimir Solov'ev)," Listening / Journal of Religion and Culture,
vol. 42, no. 3 (Fall 2007), pp. 33-54.
- "Religion, War, and
Revolution: E. N. Trubetskoi's Liberal
Construction of Russian National Identity, 1912-1920," Kritika: Explorations in
Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 7, no. 2 (Spring 2006), pp. 195-240.
- "Sergei Kotliarevskii
and the Rule of Law in Russian Liberal Theory," Dialogue and
of Philosophy, Warsaw University),
vol. 16, no. 1-2 (2006), pp. 81-104. Festschrift issue for Professor
- "Philosophy and
Politics in the Russian Liberation Movement: The Moscow Psychological Society
and Its Symposium Problems of Idealism,"
introduction to Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social
Philosophy (see above), pp. 1-78.
- "William James in the
Moscow Psychological Society: Pragmatism, Pluralism, Personalism," book
James in Russian Culture, ed. Joan Delaney Grossman and Ruth S. Rischin. Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2003, pp. 131-158.
- Six entries on Russian
philosophy for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
(2002 online edition): Sergei Askol'dov, Aleksei Kozlov, Lev Lopatin, Moscow
Psychological Society, Sergei Trubetskoi, and Vladimir Vernadskii. 2000 words each, with
- "The Apophatic
Bakhtin," book chapter, Bakhtin and Religion: A Feeling for Faith,
ed. Susan M. Felch and Paul J. Contino. Northwestern University Press, 2001, pp. 151-175.
- "Utopianism, Idealism,
Liberalism: Russian Confrontations with Vladimir Solov'ev," Modern Greek
Studies Yearbook: A Publication of Mediterranean, Slavic, and Eastern Orthodox
of Minnesota), vols. 16/17 (2000/2001), pp. 43-87.
- "The Neo-Idealist
Reception of Kant in the Moscow
Psychological Society," Journal of the History of Ideas,
vol. 60, no. 2 (April 1999), pp. 319-343.
Philosophy in the Russian Liberation Movement: The Moscow Psychological Society and Its
Symposium Problems of Idealism," Occasional Papers, Kennan
Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, 1996, 76 pp.
- "The Russian Dialectic between Neo-Idealism and
Utopianism," published in Russian translation in Вопросы философии, no. 1,
1995, pp. 70-94.
- "Hegel's Ideas of Self
and Civil Society in B. N. Chicherin's
Abolitionist Thought," published in Russian translation in Социологические исследования, no. 9, 1991, pp. 125-138.
- "The Metaphysics of
Evil and Freedom in F. M. Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and V.
S. Solov'ev's Lectures on Godmanhood," published in Russian
translation in Общественные науки, no. 6, 1990, pp. 192-206.
Reviews, Comments, and Other Publications:
- Review of Irina Paperno, "Who, What Am I?" Tolstoy Struggles to
Narrate the Self (2014), The Russian Review, vol. 75,
no. 2 (April 2016), pp. 307-308.
- Review of Antoine Arjakovsky, The Way: Religious Thinkers of the Russian
Emigration in Paris
and Their Journal, 1925-1940
(2013), Slavic Review, vol. 75, no. 1
(Spring 2016), pp. 211-212.
- Review of Sergius Bulgakov, Unfading Light: Contemplations and
Speculations, translated and edited by Thomas Allan Smith (2012), Toronto
Journal of Theology, vol. 31, no. 1 (Spring 2015), pp. 147-149.
- Review of Paul L. Gavrilyuk, Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious
Renaissance (2014), Modern Greek Studies Yearbook: A Publication
of Mediterranean, Slavic, and Eastern Orthodox Studies (University of Minnesota), vols. 30/31
(2014/2015), pp. 514-517.
- Review of Oliver Smith, Vladimir Soloviev and the Spiritualization
of Matter (2011), Slavic Review, vol. 71, no. 2 (Summer 2012), pp. 472-473.
- Review of Avril Pyman, Pavel Florensky, A Quiet Genius: The Tragic and
Extraordinary Life of Russia's
Unknown da Vinci (2010), Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 55, no. 3
(Fall 2011), pp. 477-479.
- Review of Enemies from the East? V. S. Soloviev on Paganism, Asian Civilizations,
and Islam, translated and edited by Vladimir Wozniuk (2007), Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue canadienne
des slavistes, vol. 51, nos. 2-3 (June-September
2009), pp. 381-383.
- Review of James P. Scanlan, Dostoevsky the Thinker (2002)
and Steven Cassedy, Dostoevsky's Religion (2005), Canadian American Slavic Studies / Revue
Canadienne Americaine d'etudes Slaves, vol. 42,
no. 4 (2008), pp. 486-490.
- Review of Catherine Andreyev and Ivan Savicky, Russia
and the Russian Diaspora, 1918-1938 (2004), Canadian American Slavic Studies / Revue Canadienne Americaine d'etudes
Slaves, vol. 41, no. 3 (Fall 2007),
Civilization as Theocracy? A Response to Mark Edele," Kritika:
Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 8, no. 2 (Spring 2007),
version (eKritika), 1000 words
- "Isaiah Berlin and Andrzej Walicki as Intellectual Historians and
Liberal Philosophers: A Comment on G. M. Hamburg's 'Closed Societies, Open
Minds,'" Dialogue and Universalism (Institute
of Philosophy, Warsaw University),
vol. 16, no. 1-2 (2006), pp. 73-79. Festschrift issue for Professor
- "Autocracy, the Rule
of Law, and the Fate of Imperial Russia: A Response to Richard Wortman,"
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 6, no. 1 (Winter 2005),
version (eKritika), 1200 words (invited response).
- Review of The Heart of Reality: Essays on Beauty, Love, and Ethics by V. S.
Soloviev, translated and edited by Vladimir Wozniuk (2003), Canadian American Slavic Studies / Revue
Canadienne Americaine d'etudes Slaves, vol. 39,
nos. 2-3 (Summer-Fall 2005), pp. 297-299.
- Featured Reviews of Z. A. Kamenskii and V. A. Zhuchkov, eds., Кант и философия в России (1994) and V. A.
Lektorskii, ed., Россия и Германия: Опыт философского диалога (1993), in Slavic Review, vol. 55,
no. 1 (Spring 1996), pp. 161-167.
- Edited translation of
Sergei L. Chizhkov, "B. N. Chicherin, the Idea of the Lawful State, and
the Liberal Experiment in Russia," Soviet Studies in Philosophy,
vol. 30, no. 3 (Winter 1991-1992), pp. 7-24.