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Vladimir Iosifovich SVIDERSKY

Vladimir SVIDERSKY, USSR Philosopher. Doctor of Philosophical Science since 1955; Professor, Chair of Dialectical and History Materialism, Leningrad University; member, Learned Council on Philosophical Problems of Natural Science, USSR Academy of Science. Member, Communist Party, since 1929.

Background

  • SVIDERSKY, Vladimir was born in 1910 in Leningrad.

  • Education

    • 1929 graduated School of Factory Apprenticeship. 1931 graduated Evening Department, Stalin Communist Institution of Higher Education. In 1930's graduated Physics Faculty, and postgrad, student, Leningrad University.

    Career

    • 1929-1931 instrument fitter at a Leningrad factory. 1941-1945 in Soviet Army. Since 1945 at Leningrad University.

      Does research on: epistemology. Philosophical aspects of physics. Philosophical materialism and materialistic dialectic, with special reference to space and time, the theory of motion, and the relation of elements and structure in the objective world.

      Now heads group of Leningrad philosophers appointed to study the philosophical aspects of the natural science. Member, Editorial Board, several philosophical journals, inch “Voprosy filosofii” (Problems of Philosophy).

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1929.

    Religion

    Religion is bad because it forces people to rely on outside authority, rather than becoming self-reliant.

    Views

    Individuals have rights to express freedom if it safeguarde the interests of a collective.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1929.
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