FROLOV Ivan Timofeyevich (sort. in
1929) — the Soviet philosopher, the member correspondent of Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU.
Ended philosophical f-t (1953) and a postgraduate study (1956) Moscow un-that. In 1952 — 1965 was at editorial work. In 1965 defended the doctoral dissertation on the subject «Problems of Methodology of a Biological Research»; since 1970 professor. In 1965 — 1968 — at party work. In 1968 — 1977 the editor-in-chief of the Questions of Philosophy magazine. In 1977 — 1980 the responsible secretary of the «Problems of the World and Socialism» magazine. Since 1980 the chairman of Scientific council on philosophical and social problems of science and technology at Presidium of Academy of Sciences of the USSR. At the same time professor Moscow state un-that.
I. T. Frolov is an author apprx. 300 scientific works, including 14 monographs, many from to-rykh are published abroad. Its main researches are devoted to questions of gnoseology, methodology and logic, ethics and sociology, an esthetics and humanity of Marxist-Leninist philosophy, and also philosophical and social problems of science.
I. T. Frolov made an essential contribution to development of problems of materialistic dialectics (a determinism, historicism, integrity, systemacity), interrelations of philosophy and science. He carried out the methodological analysis of the system of all-biological methods including observation, the description, classification, a comparative method, an experiment, modeling, etc.; questions of sotsialnoetichesky and humanistic regulation of medicobiological knowledge are investigated; the role of dialectics in the history of domestic genetics is in detail lit; a comprehensive approach to studying of perspectives of the person is offered (see the Person, t. 29) also the philosophical bases of global problems of the present are analyzed (ecological, demographic, etc.).
I. T. Frolov the associate editor and the editor-in-chief redotdet «Philosophical questions of biology and medicine» of BME, the member Evropeyskogo about-va cultures.
It is awarded the order the Labour Red Banner, the Order of Friendship of the people, the award «Sign of Honour» and medals.
Works: About causality and expediency in wildlife, M., 1961; Sketches of methodology of a biological research (system of methods of biology), M., 1965; Genetics and dialectics, M., 1968; Mendel,
mendelism and dialectics, M., 1972 (sovm. with Pastushny S. A.); Progress in science and the future of the person, M., 1975; Mendelism and philosophical probleya of modern genetics, M., 1976 (sovm. with Pastush
ny Page A.); Dialectique et ethique en bio-logie, Moscou, 1978; Perspectives of the person (experience of complex statement of a problem, discussion, generalization), M., 1979, 1983;
Materialistic dialectics, Short sketch of the theory, M., 1980 (sovm. with other); About dialectics and ethics of biological knowledge (the main philosophical problems of modern biology in the light of discussions on the 16th World philosophical congress), M., 1980; Global problems of the present, scientific and social aspects, M., 1981 (sovm. with Zagladin V. V.);
Life and knowledge (About dialectics in modern biology), M., 1981; Socialism
and science, M., 1981 (sovm. with other); Global problems and the future of mankind, Moscow, 1982^ S. A. Pastushny.