Dynnik, Mikhail Aleksandrovich
Born Feb. 18 (Mar. 1), 1896, in Kiev; died Mar. 17, 1971, in Moscow. Soviet philosopher; corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1958).
After graduating from the historical-philological department of the University of Kiev in 1919, Dynnik engaged in research and teaching in higher educational institutions. In 1943 he became senior scientific worker and in 1968 chief of the section of the history of philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. His main work was in the history of philosophy, aesthetics, and criticism of contemporary bourgeois philosophy. Dynnik translated fragments of Heraclitus and works of Parmenides, Bruno, and Helvetius. He received the State Prize of the USSR in 1943 for his part in the publication of the three-volume History of Philosophy (vols. 1-2, 1940-41). He was awarded two orders and various medals.
WORKSDialektika Geraklita Efeskogo. Moscow, 1929.
Ocherk istorii filosofii klassicheskoi Gretsii. Moscow, 1936.
“Filosofskie vzgliady Vol’tera.” In Vol’ter: Stat’i i materialy. Moscow-Leningrad, 1948.
Materialisty Drevnei Gretsii: Sobranie tekstov Geraklita, Demokrita, i Epikura. Moscow, 1955. (Editor.)