Archives of History of Philosophy and Social Thought ((ISSN 0066-6874) have been published annually and continuously since 1957 under the auspices of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The journal specializes in the field of the history of philosophy, history of ideas (periodical originally stems from the milieu 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 is the longest incessantly appearing Polish journal devoted to philosophical issues.
Since its inception over 700 scientific articles have been published in AHPST, among them many was written by some prominent intellectuals and renowned philosophers such 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 Patocka, Otto Pöggeler, Krzysztof Pomian, Gottfried Schramm, Marek Siemek, Barbara Skarga, Jerzy Szacki, Lech Szczucki, Karol Tarnowski, Władysław Tatarkiewicz, Józef Tischner, Karol Toeplitz, Andrzej Walicki. Many first-printings and reissues of some major works of the Polish classics of philosophy and social thought were also published, among them writings of Cieszkowski, Czartoryski, Elzenberg, Kamieński, Kołłątaj, Massonius, Potocki, Struve, Szaniawski, Trentowski, Twardowski, Witkiewicz. Translations of the world–famous classics of philosophy, among them Cassirer, Diderot, Husserl, Leibniz, Marx, Ockham, and a great number of quality papers and pioneer historical studies with emphasis laid particularly on the history of the Polish philosophy and social thought were published as well.
AHPST is one of the most prestigious and distinguished philosophical periodicals in Poland. It is an excellent, large and homogenous source of the knowledge regarding the topics of the history of ideas, ideology and social thought against their philosophical background.
On the polish ministerial list of the periodicals it receiving 40 ranking points. It is also ranked in ERIH plus, CEEOL, CEJSH, BazHum, and Idex Copernicus.
From AHPST vol. 1, 1957 (Editors’ preface)
“A few words are due to the readers who are taking in their hands the very first volume of AHPST.
The Journal was originally conceived as a professional publication, intended chiefly for the readership particularly interested in the detailed problems of the history of philosophy and social thought. The lack of such a periodical has been felt for a long time; the gap couldn’t be filled by a “Philosophical Thought”, which admittedly publishes papers regarding aforementioned issues but, however, due to its wide area of interests it could not function as a professional and specialist journal concerned predominantly with the history of philosophy.
AHPST intends to publish both source documents and monographic essays, historical studies, proceedings etc.
AHPST will be issued continuously but not periodically. Each single volume is supposed to contain more or less 300 pages and to be published roughly at an half-yearly intervals after each other. A special series of publications devoted to the history of medieval philosophy is expected to be released as well.”
The Editorial Office of AHPST is housed at the Department of History of Philosophy and Social Thought of the IFiS PAN.
The Editorial Committee:
Bronisław Baczko, Jan Garewicz, Leszek Kołakowski
|Bronisław Baczko||Seweryn Blandzi||Stanisław Borzym||Halina Floryńska-Lalewicz|
|Jan Garewicz||Leszek Kołakowski||Zbigniew Ogonowski||Barbara Skarga|
The journal founded by Leszek Kołakowski, Bronisław Baczko and Jan Garewicz appears continuously since 1957.