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Vishev, Igor Vladimirovich

Date of birth: 5th of May 1933 (is currently 83)

Place of birth: Vol'sk, Nizhne-Volzhski Territory, RSFSR, USSR

Country: USSR, Russia

Alma mater: Moscow State University

Language(s) of works: Russian

School/tradition: Immortology

Field: Transhumanism

Timeframe: XX century philosophy / XXI century philosophy

Dominant interests: Immortalism

Significant ideas: Practical human immortality

Influences: N.F.Fyodorov

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Igor Vladimirovich Vishnev (May the 5th, 1933, Volsk) - Soviet and Russian philosopher. Holds doctorate in philosophical sciences, is a full professor of the Philosophy chair[1] at the Faculty of History of the Yuzhno-Ural'skiy State University (city of Chelyabinsk), is a full member of the Academy of Humanitarian Sciences, specialises in philosophical anthropology and religious studies.


1. Biography

1.1 Personal affairs

2. Scientific activity

3. Chief works

4. Works about I.V.Vishev

5. Notes

6. Links


In 1947, has been completely blinded in an accident (severe chemical burn of the face and of the eyes with metallic Na). In 1958 has graduated from the Faculty of Philisophy of Moscow State University and has been sent, according to government plans, to Chelyabinsk polytechnical institute. Worked as an assistant, senior teacher (1964), assistant professor (1968) and as a full professor of the chair of the Philosophy since (1989). In 1964 has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Socio-Moral meaning of ten biblical commandments"[2], and in 1990, "by the totality of his works", - became a full Doctor, with dissertation made in the form of a scientific report "The problem of human death and of immortality: formation, evolution, perspectives for solution"[3].

Personal life

Widower, father of two, grandfather of three. Enjoys skiing and skating, swimming, playing chess and many other games, doing crossword puzzles, gardening, is driven around by his son, is comfortable working with a computer.

Avidely supports cryonics. His wife, Olga Alexandrovna, following her death in 2011, has been cryopreserved by a Russian research organisation - "KrioRus" company.

Scientific activity

Chief scientific interest - development of the concept of practical human immortality, which is based on one main idea, namely the necessity and possibility of achieving biological and social casuality of an unbound by any species-related limits act of individual being, together with a mandatory conditon of keeping the optimal parameters of bodily and spiritual wellbeing, or in other words - the solution of this trinity of a problem of improving human health, keeping their youth and achieveing of practical immortality.

Has traced evolution of mortalistic materialism, which accepts inescapability of death, into immortalistic materialism, which posits achievability of actual personal immortality as well as transition from mortalistic model of progress, that sees generational succession as unavoidable, to the immortalistic model of the same, that assumes elimination of the generations succession as a necessary factor in bio- and sociogenesis, simultaneously with continued humanity population increase. Introduced notions of "immortology" (science of immortality) and "homo immortalis" (immortal human) to scientific discourse. Published over 200 scientific and methodological works, including 12 books and 5 publications in foreign languages. Took part in 9th International gerontology congress (Kiev, 1972) and XIX Universal congress on philosophy (Moscow, 1993).

Most important works

Radical extension of human longevity. — Sverdlovsk, 1988.

The problem of personal immortality. — Novosibirsk, 1990.

Human immortality. Is it real? — Minsk, 1990.

Problems of Immortology: Book 1: The problem of individual immortality in the history of Russian philosophical thought of XIX-XX centuries. — Chelyabinsk, 1993.

Homo Immortalis — a man Immortal. — Chelyabinsk, 1999.

Humann immortality problem in Russian philosophy: personas and ideas: Tutorial in 2 parts. — Chelyabinsk, 1999, 2000.

On the road to practical immortality ( — М., 2002.

Works about I.V.Vishev

I.Yurchenko, "Is the circle of youth continous?" //Sovietskaya Rossiya, 1981, Sep 30;

L.Golovanov, "A gauntlet is thrown" //Knizhnoe obozreniye, 1990, Nov 9;

M.Fonotov, "An invitation to immortality" //Chelyabinskiy rabochiy, 1991, Jul 6;

S.Zhuravleva, Igor Vishev - a bol'shevik, who believes in immortality //Chelyabinskiy rabochiy, 1995, Feb 25;



N.Chistoserdova, "Legend about love" //Vecherniy Chelyabinsk, 1999, Apr 13;

T.Korotkaya, "Immortality is possible." //Komsomolskaya pravda, 2000, Apr 21;

L.Popov, "Could a man live forever?" //Uralskiy courrer, 2001, March 14;

L. Popov, "Man can and shlould become independant from death." // Aloe pole, 2001.11 (#8);

I. Sudak, Igor Vishnev: Death - is a problem. And problems exit to be solved. ( // Lichnosti, 2006, № 3

1. Chair of Philosophy ( at Yuzhno-Uralskiy State University.

2. Vishev, Igor Vladimirovich. "Socio-moral meaning of the ten biblical commandments." PhD thesis, Lomonosov Moscow State University 1963. - 17 p.

3. Vishev, Igor Vladimirovitch. The problem of human death and immortality: formation, evolution, prospective solutions" 09.00.01 / A.M.Gorky Uralskiy State Unversity. - Sverdlovsk, 1990. - 48 p.

4. Igor Vishev: «My wife has not left forever» (

Immortology.( — site of I.V.Vishev. Checked on 27/12/2008.

Original (Russian): Вишев, Игорь Владимирович, Материал из Википедии — свободной энциклопедии

Translation: © glorfindale . crowd

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