World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Vasily Nalimov

Article Id: WHEBN0002954899
Reproduction Date:

Title: Vasily Nalimov  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Russian philosophers, Philosophy in the Soviet Union, List of Russian philosophers, WikiProject Russia/New article announcements/October 2005, 1997 deaths
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Vasily Nalimov

Vasily Nalimov (Васи́лий Васи́льевич Нали́мов; 4 November 1910 - 19 January 1997) was a Russian philosopher and humanist and wrote on Transpersonal Psychology. His main areas of research were the philosophy of probability and its biological, mathematical, and linguistic manifestations. He also studied the roles of gnosticism and mysticism in science. Thompson (1993) summarizes Nalimov as: "...philosopher, educator, devoted husband, mathematician, dissident, writer, and (although he may deny it) visionary".

Nalimov has a reputation as a founder of the area of Scientometrics, as he coined the Russian term "Naukometriya" in 1969, together with Mulchenko.[1] He was not proposing the concept of citation index, as sometimes claimed. That idea reaches much further back (1873) and was first professionally used in the area of law to look up related cases Shepard's Citations. It was introduced on a large scale for science first by Eugene Garfield.

Nalimov's father, Vasily Petrovich, obtained a formal medical degree in Moscow, was an anthropologist and ethnographer and was considered a shaman by his community. Nalimov's mother, Nadezhda Ivanovna, was among the first group of women to graduate as physicians in Russia.

Nalimov was a co-worker of the mathematician Andrey Kolmogorov. Rustum Roy held Nalimov in high regard and sponsored some of his works.


  • Thompson, Angela (1993). Vasily Vasilyevich Nalimov: Russian Visionary. Reprinted from Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 33, No. 3, Summer 1993. Source: [1] (accessed: Monday, April 30, 2007)

External links

  • Gallery of Russian thinkers
  • Nalimov's probabilistic vision of the world
  • Vasily Vasilievich NalimovAngela Thompson


  1. ^ Nalimov, Vasily Vasilevich; Mul'chenko, Z. M. (1969). Наукометрия, Изучение развития науки как информационного процесса [Naukometriya, the study of the development of science as an information process] (in Russian). Moscow: Nauka. p. 191. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.