Archive of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought

http://www.ahf.ifispan.pl

“Archive of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought” has been coming out unceasingly since 1957 in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It specializes in the history of philosophy, history of ideas (the journal originated in the tradition of the Warsaw School of the History of Ideas) and history of social thought. The journal was founded by Leszek Kołakowski, Jan Garewicz and Bronisław Baczko and has been the oldest continuously released philosophical journal in Poland. 


Since its inception in the „Archive of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought” more than 700 scientific papers were published. Original articles were submitted by such distinguished scholars as Bronisław Baczko, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanisław Borzym, Izydora Dąmbska, Tadeusz Gadacz, Jan Garewicz, Helmut Holzhey, Leszek Kołakowski, Tadeusz Kroński, Zbigniew Kuderowicz, Ludwig Landgrebe, Stefan Morawski, Zbigniew Ogonowski, Jan Patoka, Otto Pöggeler, Krzysztof Pomian, Gottfried Schramm, Marek Siemek, Barbara Skarga, Jerzy Szacki, Lech Szczucki, Karol Tarnowski, Władysław Tatarkiewicz, Józef Tischner, Karol Toeplitz, Andrzej Walicki. First printings and reissues of the classics of the Polish philosophy and social thought came out in the journal, among others portions of text by Cieszkowski, Czartoryski, Elzenberg, Kamieński, Kołłątaj, Massonius, Potocki, Struve, Szaniawski, Trentowski, Twardowski, Witkiewicz. Translations of the world-famous classics of philosophy were also published, including works by Ockham, Marks, Husserl, Diderot, Leibniz and Cassirer, in conjunction with many quality and pioneering studies on the history of philosophy, with the special emphasis given, what is quite understandable, to the philosophy and social thought originating in Poland. 


„Archive of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought” is one of the most prestigious and most condign philosophical journal in Poland. It is the largest Polish source of knowledge on the history of ideas, ideologies and social thought. 


Since 2010 the journal has been published conjointly with the Institute of Philosophy of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. 


(„AHFiMS”, vol. 1, 1957)


Readers who hold in their hands the first issue of the Archive of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought deserve a few words of explanation. 


„Archive…” is conceived as a professional periodical intended for the readership primarily interested in the detailed problems of the history of philosophy and social thought. The lack of such journal in Poland has been casting a long shadow for a long time; „Myśl Filozoficzna” could not fill that gap even if it publishes papers on the history of philosophy and social thought since due to its wider scope of interest it could not function as a strictly professional journal of the history of philosophy. 


„Archive of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought” will publish both original sources and dissertations, monographies, reports, detailed content analyses, etc. „Archive…” would be coming out as continuous and non-periodical notebook comprising of 15 spreadsheets which would be released more or less within half-year intervals. As a part of “Archive…” edition, a special series dedicated to the history of the Medieval philosophy is being currently prepared. 


The editorial office of the „Archive…” is located in the Department of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. 


Editorial Committee
Bronisław Baczko, Jan Garewicz, Leszek Kołakowski

prof. Bronisław Baczko
Projekt finansowany przez Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
w ramach Narodowego Programu Rozwoju Humanistyki
© Polska Akademia Nauk