Evgenii Aleksandrovich Bobrov

Bobrov, Evgenii Aleksandrovich


Born Jan. 24 (Feb. 5), 1867; died 1933. Russian idealist philosopher; a representative of personalism.

Bobrov was a disciple of the neo-Leibnizian G. Teichmiiller and an advocate of A. Kozlov’s theory of “panpsychism.” He translated Leibniz. In his works On the Concept of Art (1894), A New Reconstruction of Leibniz’s Monadology (1896), On the Concept of Being (1898), Individual Being and Coordinal Being (1900), Philosophical Studies (vols. 1–4, 1911), A History of the New Philosophy (1916), and others Bobrov propagated Leibniz’s doctrine of being as a monad. In the six issues of Filosofiia v Rossii (1899–1902), in which he printed a great deal of previously unpublished materials, Bobrov strove to show the history of Russian philosophy as a history of idealism.