Adam Schaff

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Adam Schaff
Born (1913-03-10)March 10, 1913
Lwów, Poland (now Lviv)
Died November 12, 2006(2006-11-12) (aged 93)
Warsaw, Poland
Nationality Polish
Alma mater Lviv University
Moscow State University
Awards Order of Polonia Restituta
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Marxism
Main interests

Adam Schaff (10 March 1913, Lwów – 12 November 2006, Warsaw) was a Polish Marxist philosopher.


Of Jewish origin, Schaff was born in Lwów into a lawyer's family.[1] Schaff studied economics at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques et Economiques in Paris, and philosophy in Poland, specializing in epistemology. In 1945 he received a philosophy degree at Moscow University, and in 1948 he returned to Warsaw University. He was considered the official ideologue of the Polish United Workers' Party. He was a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and of the Club of Rome.[2]


  • Word and Concept
  • Language and Cognition
  • Introduction to Semantic
  • Problems of the Marxist Theory of Truth
  • A Philosophy of Man

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