Viacheslav Ivanov’s concept of person underwent significant development in the course of his career. In his earliest works
the person is a transient form that is to be superseded by union with the supra-personal, transcendent self. In works of his
middle period Ivanov posits the person as an image of the transcendent self. Lastly, in the 1910s Ivanov integrated these
two concepts into a ... [Show full abstract] hermeneutic view of the person as an agent of transcendence.