MARK H. TEETER (Washington, D.C., U.S.A.) SOVIET PHILOSOPHY : PAST AND PROSPECTS* Philosophy as a term and concept remains elusive. While it is widely recognized that the word itself has long since outgrown its ancestry-the ancient Greek philosophia is commonly rendered "love of wisdom"-no broad consensus has been reached (or is likely to be) as to the form and func- tion of philosophy tout courts. . One aspect of the continuing disagreement over the nature of the disci- pline may be amply illustrated by two citations. Describing philosophy in 1977 for The Harper Dictionary of Modern Thought, British philosopher Anthony Quinton, president-elect of Trinity College, Oxford, called it A term that cannot be uncontroversially defined in a single formula, used to cover a wide variety of intellectual undertakings all of which combine a high degree of generality with more or less exclusive reliance on reasoning rather than observation and experience to justify their claims. ... If a single short formula is insisted on, the least objectionable is that philosophy is thought about thought.2 *This is a revised version of the introduction to a chapter listing and describing Soviet philosophy institutes compilcd for the Kennan Institute's three-volume report on
The Soviet and Post Soviet Review – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1984
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