Sources of Soviet Philosophy in English


F. J. Adelmann, ed., Philosophical Investigations in the USSR, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1975, Contents

V. Adoratsky, Dialectial Materialism: The Theoretical Foundation of Marxism-Leninism, New York: International Publishers, 1934.

Karl Marx and Modern Philosophy, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1975. Contents

M. Altaisky and V. Georgiyev, The Philosophical Views of Mao Tse-Tung: A Critical Analysis, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1971. Contents

D. Dubrovsky, The Problem of the Ideal: The Nature of Mind and Its Relationship to the Brain and Social Medium, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1983.

Russian Philosophy, Vol. III, J. M. Edie, J. P. Scanlan and M.-B. Zeldin, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1976.

P. Fedoseyev, Marxist Philosophy and Our Time, Moscow: Social Sciences Today, 1983, Contents

G. Glezerman, Socialist Society: Scientific Principles of Development, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1971.

E. V. Ilyenkov, Leninist Dialectics and the Metaphysics of Positivism, London: New Park Publications, 1982.

E. V. Ilyenkov, The Dialectics of the Abstract and the Concrete in Marx's Capital, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982.

E. V. Ilyenkov, Dialectical Logic: Essays on Its History and Theory, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1977. Contents

M. Iovchuk, Philosophical Traditions Today, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1973.

V. I. Lenin, Materialism and Empirio-criticism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1947.

V. I. Lenin, Philosophical Notebooks, in V. I. Lenin Collected Works,, Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1961, vol. 38.

Igor Naletov, Alternatives to Positivism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1984, Contents

Philosophy in the USSR: Problems of Dialectical Materialism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1977.

M. Rosental, Dialectics of the Present Epoch, Moscow: Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, n. d.

T. Oizerman, Dialectical Materialism and the History of Philosophy, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982. Contents

T. Oizerman, The Main Trends in Philosophy: A Theoretical Analysis of the History of Philosophy, H. C. Creighton, trans., Moscow: Progress Publishers,

L. N. Suvorov, Marxist Philosophy at the Leninist Stage, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982.

P. Yudin, From Socialism to Communism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, n. d.

IMPORTANT SOURCE for Materials from the 60s and 70s: Soviet Studies in Philosophy (a journal of translations)


Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism: Manual, 2nd Revised Edition, Clemens Dutt, trans., Moscow: Foreign Language Publishing House, 1963.

Z. Brbeshkina, L Yakovleva, D. Zerkin, What is Historical Materialism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1985.

The Fundamentals of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy, Robert Daglish, trans., Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974.

ABC of Dialectical and Historical Materialism, Lenina Ilitskaya, trans., Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1976.

M. Shirokov, Leningrad Institute of Philosophy, A Textbook of Marxist Philosophy, A. C. Moseley, trans., John Lewis, ed., London: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1937. Contents

P. N. Fedoseyev, ed., Scientific Communism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1983.

V. Krapivin, What is Dialectical Materialism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1985.

V. Afanasyev, Marxist Philosophy: A Popular Outline, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1963.

A. P. Sheptulin, Marxist-Leninist Philosophy, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1978.

N. Bukharin, Historical Materialism: A System of Sociology, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1969.

Alexander Spirkin, Dialectical Materialism, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1983.

M. Rosenthal, P. Yudin, A Dictionary of Philosophy, University Press of the Pacific, 2003

Murad Saifulin, I. Frolov, Richard R. Dixon, Dictionary of Philosophy, New York: International Publishers, 1985.


David Bakhurst, Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy: From the Bolsheviks to Evald Ilyenkov, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Loren Graham,Science and philosophy in the Soviet Union, New York: Knopf, 1972.

J. F. Hecker, Moscow Dialogues: Discussions in Red Philosophy, London: Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1936.

D. Joravsky,Soviet Marxism and natural science, 1917-1932, New York: Columbia U P, 1961.

G. Planty-Bonjour, The Categories of Dialectial Materialism: Contemporary Soviet Ontology, New York: Frederick A. Praeger Publishers, 1967.

T. R. Payne, S. L. Rubinstejn and the Philosophical Foundations of Soviet Psychology Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishers, 1968.

J. Scanlan, Marxism in the USSR: A Critical Survey of Current Soviet Thought, Ithaca: Cornell U P, 1985.

John Somerville, Soviet Philosophy: A Study of Theory and Practice, New York: Philosophical Library, 1946.

A. Pannekoek, Lenin as Philosopher: A Critical Examination of the Philosophical Basis of Leninism, London: Merlin Press, 1975.

H. Sheehan, Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History, Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press, 1985.

A. Thalheimer, Introduction to Dialectial Materialism: The Marxist World-View, New York: Covici Friede, 1936.

T. Weston,"The Concept of Non-Antagonistic Contradiction in Soviet Philosophy," Science and Philosophy, Volume: 72, Issue 4, October 2008, pages 427-454. Abstract

G. Wetter, Dialectial Materialism: A historical dn systematic survery of philosophy in the Soviet Union, New York: Frederick A. Praeger Publishers, 1958.

G. Wetter, Soviet Ideology Today: Dialectial and Historical Materialism, London: Heinemann, 1966.

E. van der Zweerde, Soviet Historiography of Philosophy: Istoriko-Filosofkaja Nauka, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997

Materials on Bukharin and on Cybernetics

P. P. Kirschenmann, Information and Reflection: On Some Problems of Cybernetics and How Contemporary Dialectial Materialism Copes With Them, Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishers, 1970.

Ilmari Susiluoto, The Origins and Development of Systems Thinking in the Soviet Union: Political and Philosoical Controversies from Bogdanov and Bukharin to Present-Day Re-Evaluations, Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, Dissertationes Humanarum Litterarum 30, Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1982.

K. M. Stokes, Paradigm Lost: A Cultural and Systems Theoretical Critique of Political Economy, Armonk: D. D. Sharpe, 1995.

Z. A. Sochor, Revolution and Culture: The Bogdanov-Lenin Controversey, Ithaca: Cornell Uni. Press, 1988