Alexander Bogdanov

Philosopher, Physician

1873 – 1928

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Who was Alexander Bogdanov?

Alexander Aleksandrovich Bogdanov was a Russian physician, philosopher, science fiction writer, and revolutionary of Belarusian ethnicity.

He was a key figure in the early history of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, being one of its cofounders and a rival to Vladimir Lenin until being expelled in 1909. In the first decade of the Soviet Union, he was an influential opponent of the government from a Marxist perspective. The polymath Bogdanov received training in medicine and psychiatry. His scientific interests ranged from the universal systems theory to the possibility of human rejuvenation through blood transfusion. He invented an original philosophy called “tectology,” now regarded as a forerunner of systems theory. He was also an economist, culture theorist, science fiction writer, and political activist.

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Born
Aug 22, 1873
Sokółka
Also known as
  • Alexander Malinovsky
  • Dr. Alexander Bogdanov
Ethnicity
  • Belarusians
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
Lived in
  • Tula
Died
Apr 7, 1928
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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