Alexandre Kojève

Russian-born French philosopher and statesman

1902   -   1968

country of citizenship: France, Russian Empire
educated at: Heidelberg University, Humboldt University of Berlin
occupation: philosopher, university teacher
student of: Karl Jaspers

Alexandre Kojève (; French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ koʒɛv]; 28 April 1902 – 4 June 1968) was a Russian-born French philosopher and statesman whose philosophical seminars had an immense influence on 20th-century French philosophy, particularly via his integration of Hegelian concepts into twentieth-century continental philosophy. As a statesman in the French government, he was instrumental in the formation of the European Union. Kojève was a close friend of, and was in lifelong philosophical dialogue with, Leo Strauss.
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