Ivan TurgenevIn existographies, Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) [RGM:222|1,500+] was a Russian novelist, noted for []

In 1861, Turgenev, in his novel Father and Sons, was using the term “nihilists”, as those raised on Ludwig Feuerbach, the positivism of Auguste Comte, and the popular German materialists: Ludwig Buchner, Jacob Moleschott, and Karl Vogt; along with John Mill. The main character of the novel, Eugene Bazarov, is a medical student who describes himself as a "nihilist", wants to educate the people. [1] The term nihilism, supposedly, spread quickly following this publication. The name Turgenev, however, to note, is never mentioned in Friedrich Nietzsche's books, who wrote so proficiently about nihilism in the 1880s. [2]

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Turgenev:

Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel.”
— Ivan Turgenev (c.1865) (Ѻ)

1. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. (1866). Crime and Punishment (editors: Paul Moliken and Lisa Miller) (pgs. 9-11). Prestwick House.
2. Nietzsche, Friedrich. (1885). Will to Power: An Attempt at a Revaluation of All Values (translator: Walter Kaufmann and Reginald Hollingdale; editor: Walter Kaufmann) (pdf) (txt) (pg. 51). Random House, 2011.

External links
Ivan Turgenev – Wikipedia.

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