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Georgii Fedorovich Aleksandrov

philosopher

Georgii Aleksandrov, USSR Philosopher.

Background

Aleksandrov, Georgii was born on April 4, 1908 in Petersburg.

Education

Graduated from the Institute of Red Professors.

Career

Head of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1940-1947. Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1947-1954. Attacked by Zhdanov for his history of Western philosophy (for acknowledging Marx as a Western philosopher), 1947, but soon recovered his reputation.

Minister of Culture of the USSR, 1954-1955. Member of the Institute of Philosophy in Minsk, 1955-1961.

Religion

Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.

Views

Strong communist party can create a new and better society with neither rich nor poor.