This history of Russian thought was first published in Polish in 1973 and subsequently appeared 2005 in a revised and expanded publication. The current volume begins with Enlightenment thought and Westernization in Russia in the 17th century and moves to the religious-philosophical renaissance of first decade of the 20th century. This book provides readers with an exhaustive account of relationships between various Russian thinkers with an examination of how those thinkers relate to a number of figures and trends in Western philosophy and in the broader history of ideas.
Andrzej Walicki is a Polish historian, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He specializes in the history of Polish and Russian philosophy, Marxism, and liberal thought, and is associated with the Warsaw School of the History of Ideas. Walicki is the author of over twenty books.