Dmitry Pisarev Birthday, Date of Birth

Dmitry Pisarev

Dmitry Ivanovich Pisarev (Russian: Дми́трий Ива́нович Пи́сарев; 14 October [O.S. 2 October] 1840 – 16 July [O.S. 4 July] 1868) was a Russian literary and social critic, journalist, and philosopher, who was a central figure of Russian nihilism. Elements of his philosophy have been cited as forerunners of Nietzschean ideas, and his advocacy of liberation movements and natural science had significant impact on Russian development.

A critique of his philosophy became the subject of Fyodor Dostoevsky's celebrated novel Crime and Punishment. Indeed, Pisarev's philosophy embraces the nihilist aims of negation and value-destruction; in freeing oneself from all human and moral authority, the nihilist becomes ennobled above the common masses and free to act according to sheer personal preference and usefulness. These new types, as Pisarev termed them, were to be pioneers of what he saw as the most necessary step for human development, namely the reset and destruction of the existing mode of thought. Among his most famous locutions is: "What can be smashed must be smashed. Whatever withstands the blow is fit to survive; what flies into pieces is rubbish. In any case, strike out right and left, no harm can come of it."

Birthday, Date of Birth
Wednesday, October 14, 1840
Place of Birth
Yeletsky Uyezd
Star Sign

The October 14, 1840 was a Wednesday under the star sign of . It was the 287 day of the year. President of the United States was Martin Van Buren.

If you were born on this day, you are 181 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, October 14, 2022, in 353 days. You have lived for 66,120 days, or about 1,586,902 hours, or about 95,214,165 minutes, or about seconds.

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