Dmitry Ivanovich Shirokanov (b. 20.05.1929, v. Galki, Bragin district, Gomel region), Philosopher. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1989; corresponding member since 1974), Doctor of Philosophical Sciences (1972), Professor (1974).
Scientific works in the field of dialectics, logic and methodology of scientific knowledge, philosophical questions of natural science. Investigates questions of the interrelation of categories of logic and their role in the development of knowledge, in the construction of a scientific theory, in the movement of scientific knowledge to a deeper level of adequacy in reflecting reality. Contributed to the development of the dialectical concept of the concept, theoretical thinking in general, gave a detailed picture of the essence of individual concepts in the system of their interrelations. He studied the history of philosophical and socio-political thought of Belarus. One of the authors of the work "History of Philosophy" (vols. 4-5. M., 1959-1961).
Author of more than 130 scientific papers, incl. 4 individual and 15 collective monographs.
Prize of the Academies of Sciences of Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in 2010.
Awarded with the Order "Badge of Honor" (1967), of Francisk Skaryna (1999), medals.