Journal title RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA
Author/s Iva Manova
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/2 Language English
Pages 16 P. 295-310 File size 634 KB
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The publication of Orest Traxtenberg’s Studies on the History of Western European Medieval Philosophy (1957) is generally accepted as the date of birth of the Soviet historiography of medieval philosophy. The aim of this article is to outline, starting from the publication of Traxtenberg’s Studies, the way in which the Soviet canon in the study of medieval, including Arabic, philosophy was constructed in the 1950s-’60s. In addition, the birth of Soviet philosophical Mediaevistik is discussed in the article in the perspective the fight between Neo-Thomism and Marxism-Leninism that was taking part in the 1950s on both historiographical and doctrinal levels.
Keywords: History of philosophy, Soviet philosophy, medieval philosophy, Neo-Thomism, Averroism.
Iva Manova, «From Aristotole, Through Ibn S¯in¯a and Ibn Rushd to Dialectical Materialism»: Soviet Approaches Towards the History of Medieval Philosophy in the 1950s and 1960s in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 2/2018, pp 295-310, DOI: 10.3280/SF2018-002007