Soviet Russian Dialectical Materialism


  • Authors
  • J. M. Bochenski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Preface to the First and Second Edition

    1. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 1-2
  3. Abbreviations

    1. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 3-3
  4. Sources and Method

    1. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 5-6
  5. Historical Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 9-20
    3. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 20-31
    4. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 31-43
    5. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 43-54
  6. Systematic Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 57-66
    3. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 66-74
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      Pages 74-82
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      Pages 82-94
    6. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 94-98
    7. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 98-106
    8. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 106-117
    9. J. M. Bochenski
      Pages 117-122
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 123-185

About this book


This book offers a critical outline of the sources of the history, of the spirit and of the doctrines of present-day Soviet Russian Dialectical­ Materialism ('Diamat'), i.e. of the philosophical foundations of Marxism­ Leninism. It is scarcely necessary to stress the usefulness of a short outline of this kind, as Russian sources are not easily accessible in the West and as it is of considerable interest to know the doctrines which make up the faith of the Communists* in all countries. The material for this book was first made public in a series of lectures at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), first in French in the summer term of 1949, later in English at the Summer School in the same year. The French text, slightly expanded, was translated into German by Miss M. Hoerkens, Dipl. rer. pol. Various imperfections in the wording of the text and in the bibliography can be explained by the process of formation of this book. The author hopes that such imperfections will not prove disturbing.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1963
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3631-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3629-0
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