F. V. Konstantinov

Fyodor Vasilevich Konstantinov (Russian: Фёдор Васи́льевич Константи́нов; 8 February 1901 – 8 December 1991) was a Soviet Marxist–Leninist philosopher and academician.

Fyodor Konstantinov
Born(1901-02-08)8 February 1901
Died8 December 1991
Moscow, Soviet Union


Born in to a peasant family, he joined the Red Army after the October Revolution and became a participant of the Civil War in Siberia.

After becoming a member of the Communist Party in 1918, he graduated from the Institute of Red Teachers in 1932 and earned his PhD in Philosophy in 1935.[1][2]

During his career he served as an academic secretary of the Institute of Philosophy of the Communist Academy, Professor of Propaganda of the Central Committee, and deputy director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. He was editor-in-chief of Problems of Philosophy (1952–54) and Коммунист (Communist, 1958–62). He also acted as head of the Propaganda Department of the CC of the CPSU (Отделом пропаганды и агитации ЦК КПСС, 1955–58). He was a main author of the historical materialism (Историч материализм, 1951) and the Fundamentals of Marxist Philosophy (Основы марксистской философии, 1958), and chief editor of the Philosophical Encyclopedia (volumes 1–3, 1960–64).

He served as director of the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1962–67). He was the founder and president of the Philosophical Society of the USSR (Философского общества СССР, 1971).[3]


  1. ^ Jozef Wilczynski, An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Marxism, Socialism and Communism: Economic, Philosophical, Political and Sociological Theories, Concepts, Institutions and Practices - Classical and Modern, East-West Relations Included, 1981, p. 290
  2. ^ The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979)
  3. ^ "Quién fue quién en la filosofía soviética". www.filosofia.org.