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

Adam Schaff
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Born(1913-03-10)March 10, 1913
Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine)
DiedNovember 12, 2006(2006-11-12) (aged 93)
Warsaw, Poland
NationalityPolish
Alma materLviv University
Moscow State University
AwardsOrder of Polonia Restituta
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolMarxism
Main interests
Epistemology

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Of Jewish origin, Schaff was born in Lemberg 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]

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

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