Kistyakovsky Bogdan A.( Russian sociologist, lawyer, philosopher.)
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Biography Kistyakovsky Bogdan A.
Born in Kiev, 4 (16) November 1868 in the family of Professor. He studied the historical-philological faculty of Kiev University, was expelled from the university for taking part in illegal political activities. Later he studied also at Kharkov University. In 1895-1897 he studied philosophy in Berlin and the University of Strasbourg under the leadership of Georg Simmel, B. Windelband, G. Knapp. In 1898 he defended his thesis at the University of Berlin society and individuals (in German). In 1901, together with P. Struve, editor of the magazine 'Liberation' and a collection of 'Problems of Idealism'. Kistyakovsky participated in the congresses held in Germany 'Union of Liberation' (future Cadet Party). Since 1904 in Kiev contributed to the journal 'Questions of Life'. In 1906 he was invited to lecture on the theory of law at the Moscow Commercial Institute. In 1907-1910 - editor of 'Critical Review'. In 1909 a collection of 'Milestones' published an article in the protection of rights, which criticizes Russia's intelligentsia for its neglect of the problems of legal theory and practice. The article was about the natural responsibility of the educated class (in fact - the elite) for the development of 'organizational talents of the Russian people', . which, . 'undoubtedly, . inherent attraction to a particularly intense type of organization ', . as' sufficient evidence of its commitment to community life, . his land community, . it Artel, etc. ' A significant share of responsibility for the underdevelopment of these began Kistyakovsky laid on Slavophile ideology, . that their extreme etitsizmom prevented educated classes' to help people and contribute to both the final differentiation of customary law, . and their development ',
In 1917 Kistyakovsky defended his dissertation and became a professor at the law faculty of Kiev University. In 1919 he was elected a member of the newly established Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. The philosophical foundation of theoretical constructs Kistyakovsky always remained Neokantianism.
Died Kistyakovsky in Ekaterinodar (now Krasnodar) April 16, 1920.