Aleksander Galich

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Date of Birth: 1783

Age: 65

Place of birth: Trubchevsk

Citizenship: Russia


Born in g.Trubchevske Oryol province in 1783. He studied at the St. Petersburg Pedagogical Institute, then to continue his studies in 1808 was naravlen to Germany (in universities and Gelmshtedte Gottingen). Galich special interest in this period shows the philosophy of Schelling. In 1813 he defended his thesis at the Department of Philosophy of the Pedagogical Institute. Since 1817 Galich - extraordinary professor of philosophy department of St. Petersburg University. In 1818-1819 publishes the work history of philosophical systems. The most significant works Galic are also his aesthetic treatise Experience elegant science (1825) and an essay of philosophical anthropology of human Painting (1834). Charged with freethinking and revolutionary sentiments, he was dismissed from the University in 1837. Later he worked as a translator in the Department of the Ministry of State Property. The fire destroyed the fruit of many years of work of the philosopher, his two manuscripts: The universal right and philosophy of history. Galich died in Tsarskoye Selo, September 9, 1848.

The philosophical heritage Galic occupies a special place of its anthropological concept, which had its source in the romanticism and the philosophy of Schelling. According to Galich, anthropology must form the basis of all other philosophical disciplines. This is only possible if the understanding of the essence of the person is wearing a fundamentally holistic in nature, excluding any one-sidedness. This "continuity", by Galich, is achieved only when the religious and metaphysical approach which finds its two fundamental components of human nature, "originally-created things" (God-given) and the actual human, "derivative". Man finds himself, his human beings in the development process, and this process is far from complete. Nature and history know is only a "potential" of man, and the idea of ??man is still waiting for its implementation. In his romantic aesthetics ( "philosophy of elegant") Galic argued intrinsic value and objective significance of artistic creation, prinavaya in the beautiful as such ontological reality, a higher, divine origin.