In the following paper author presents main ideas and difficulties of the philosophy of cybernetics in the east – block countries between 1955 and 1975 year. First, the cybernetics (along with the reasons of it’s popularity) is presented and put in the context of the contemporary ideology. Next, the main areas of investigations on this field are shown, with the emphasis on the mind – body relation as concerns to dialectic materialism. Finally, the role of cybernetics’s philosophy in the development of cybernetics itself is analyzed.
The journal founded by Leszek Kołakowski, Bronisław Baczko and Jan Garewicz appears continuously since 1957.