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Немецкие аннотации А.Ф. Лосева к четырем книгам 1920-х гг.

Вопросы философии. 2019. № 9. С. 185-192.

The article delivers an analysis of German text by the Russian philosopher and
classical philologist A.F.Losev (1893–1988) published below which contains
four annotations of his earlier works. The author discusses the question of it's
dating and shows that the annotations present brief summaries of Losev's treatises
which have been later partially used as material for his published books.
The treatise “General aesthetics from the dialectical viewpoint” has given materials
for two books “The dialectics of the artistic form” (1927) and “Music as
an object of logic” (1927), the study “The theory of number in the ancient
Greek philosophy” has been published in parts as two studies “Dialectics of
number in Plotinus” (1928) and “Aristotle's critique of Platonism (1928), the
three-volume “Philosophy of name' has been shortened up to the published
version оf “The philosophy of name” (1927), finally the monography “The philosophy
of Plotinus” has become one of the sources for the book “The ancient
cosmos and the modern science” (1927). Through the textological comparison
of German annotations with the published works by Losev the author comes to
the conclusion they could be dated on the beginning of the 1920s, not later but
the summer of 1923. According to the author's hypothesis these annotations togetherb
with the other German texts by Losev cold be an evidence for his contacts
with german academic scholars at the beginning of the 1920s.