Georgi Schischkoff

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Georgi Schischkoff ( Bulgarian Георги Шишков ; born June 5, 1912 in Nowa Sagora , Bulgaria; † April 27, 1991 in Wasserburg am Inn ) was a Bulgarian mathematician and philosopher who had lived in Germany since 1940 .

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Georgi Schischkoff studied mathematics and physics at the University of Sofia from 1931 to 1935, graduating as a qualified mathematician. From 1935 to 1936 he worked as an actuary in Sofia . From 1937 to 1940 he taught at high schools in Shumen and Stara-Zagora. From 1938 onwards, Schischkoff was an autodidact who studied philosophy, especially the works of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz . The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation approved a scholarship in 1940 so that Schischkoff could study philosophy, psychology , aesthetics and musicology at the University of Munich . In 1942 he received his doctorate with a dissertation on the philosophy of mathematics . During this time Schischkoff was an employee of Kurt Huber . His habilitation thesis was prepared by Huber. After his arrest and execution, it was accepted and carried out under the chairmanship of Wilhelm Müller (part of the "Deutsche Physik") .

One year after the end of the Second World War, Schischkoff succeeded in founding the journal for philosophical research in the spring of 1946 . Contributors to the foundation:

The article Leibniz und wir by Kurt Huber was published posthumously in issue No. 1 . Today the magazine is published by the philosophers Gerhard Ernst and Christof Rapp .

Also in the first post-war years, Schischkoff and colleagues organized the First German Congress for Philosophy, which took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in September 1947. Negotiations for the establishment of a philosophical association were already held at this congress. In 1950 Schischkoff was one of the founders of the German Society for Philosophy .

Since 1949 Schischkoff published the Philosophical Literature Gazette as a departmental organ for new publications in philosophy and all of its border areas - initially self-published and then with several different German publishers. He ended his work as editor in 1980.

Schischkoff also worked for the Anton Hain Verlag in Meisenheim am Glan as editor of the monographs on philosophical research . Georgi Schischkoff has edited and published the Philosophical Dictionary for the Alfred Kröner-Verlag since 1956 .



  • Current Philosophical Problems in Mathematics . Lüttke, Berlin 1944.
  • Exhausted art or art formalism? An anthropological study with a special focus on non-representational painting . Bronnen, Schlehdorf 1952.
  • The controlled dimensioning. A socio-philosophical contribution to the criticism of time . Hain, Meisenheim 1964.
  • The Bogomilism in Bulgaria. In: Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger. Volume XVII, 1964.
  • Spengler and Toynbee . In: AM Koktanek (Hrsg.): Festschrift for Manfred Schröter . Munich 1965.
  • Kurt Huber as a Leibniz researcher . Munich 1966.
  • Petar Beron (1798–1871) thirst for research based on belief in the historical mission of the Slavs . Hain, Meisenheim 1971.
  • Philosophical Dictionary . Founded by Heinrich Schmidt, reworked by Georgi Schischkoff. 22nd edition. Kröner, Stuttgart 1991, ISBN 3-520-01322-3 .


  • Anne Schischkoff, Anton Hain (Ed.): Georgi Schischkoff on his 60th birthday . Hain, Meisenheim am Glan 1972.

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Individual evidence

  1. Freddy Litten: Mechanics and Anti-Semitism. Munich 2000, p. 182.