Alexander Piatigorsky

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1929 – 2009

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Who was Alexander Piatigorsky?

Alexander Piatigorsky was a Russian philosopher, scholar of South Asian philosophy and culture, historian, philologist, semiotician, and writer. Well-versed in the study of language, he knew Sanskrit, Tamil, Pali, Tibetan, German, Russian, French, Italian and English. In an obituary appearing in the English-language newspaper The Guardian, he was cited as "a man who was widely considered to be one of the more significant thinkers of the age and Russia's greatest philosopher." On Russian television stations he was mourned as "the greatest Russian philosopher."

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Born
Jan 30, 1929
Moscow
Also known as
  • Пятигорский, Александр Моисеевич
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
Employment
  • Moscow State University
Died
Oct 25, 2009

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on July 23, 2013

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