Philip Boobbyer

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S. L. Frank · The Life and Work of a Russian Philosopher, 1877-1950
By Philip Boobbyer

"There are many reasons for writing a biography of Semyon Frank. Quite apart from his philosophy, he lived a remarkable life. Born in Moscow in 1877, he was exiled from Soviet Russia in 1922 and died in London in 1950. The son of a Jewish doctor, he became a revolutionary Social Democrat in his teens and finished his life as a Neoplatonist Christian.

"Boobbyer's book abounds with detail that animates philosophical positions that might otherwise seem unbearably abstract and dry."

David Bakhurst, British Journal for the History of Philsophy