Themes in Soviet Marxist Philosophy

Selected Articles from the ‘Filosofskaja Enciklopedija’

  • Editors
  • T. J. Blakeley

Part of the Sovietica book series (SOVA, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. L. Ljaxoveckij, V. Tjuxtin
    Pages 1-4
  3. A. Spirkin
    Pages 5-47
  4. V. Bibler, N. Ovčinnikov
    Pages 48-58
  5. A. Spirkin
    Pages 59-73
  6. A. Bogomolov, P. Kopnin, A. Losev, E. Sitkovskij, A. Spirkin
    Pages 74-104
  7. A. Leont’ev, M. Jaroševskij, A. Petrovskij
    Pages 105-121
  8. B. Kedrov, A. Spirkin
    Pages 122-146
  9. F. Konstantinov
    Pages 147-178
  10. L. Leont’ev
    Pages 179-184
  11. O. Drobnickij
    Pages 185-199
  12. A. Losev
    Pages 200-219
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 220-226

About this book


The Soviet philosophical scene has experienced remarkable growth since the innovations of the 50's and the renovations of the 60's. This volume of Sovietica is intended by the editors as a finger on the pulse of the Marxist-Leninist corpus philosophicum as we enter the 1970's. Published in the years between 1960 and 1970, the Filosofskaja en­ ciklopedija (FE) has replaced the Kratkij filosofskij slovar' (Short Philo­ sophic Dictionary: 1939, 1941, 1951 and 1954) and the Filosofskij slovar' (Philosophic Dictionary: 1963). It is an impressive work - 2994 pages in five volumes (I, 1960, 504 pp.; II, 1962, 575 pp.; III, 1964, 584 pp.; IV, 1967, 591 pp.; V, 1970, 740 pp.), with the editors and authors representing all the contemporary Soviet philosophers of note. The FE has been extensively reviewed in Kommunist (1972, 5, 119-127) and in Studies in Soviet Thought [beginning with SST 12 (1972) 4]. Restrictions of space have forced us to omit much that was originally to be included. The same limitations have obliged us to deviate from the initial methodological rule which was 'to include only complete, un­ abridged articles' - in order to avoid distortion by selection. Only two articles have been shortened: only the basic portion of 'science' has been included; we have dropped 'natural science', 'sciences on man and society', and 'classification of sciences' (a total of thirteen pages in Russian) - this last with regret and with apologies to Professor Kedrov.


Lenin Marx dialectical materialism historical materialism logic political economy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1875-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1873-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0561-2551
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