Andrzej Walicki


1998 Balzan Prize for The Cultural and Social History of the Slavonic World


Andrzej Walicki, born in Warsaw, on 15 May 1930, is a citizen of Poland, naturalized in USA (1993).

MA (1953) and PhD (1957) from the University of Warsaw;

Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Warsaw (1958-1960);

at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (1960-1981);

Habilitation thesis (1964) in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where he became a Dozent (1964), a Professor (1972) and Head of the Department of Modern Polish Philosophy and Social Thought (1968-1981);

he was elected a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1994 and a full member in 1998.

Senior Research FeIlow (1981-1986) in the History of ldeas Unit, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University in Canberra, Australia;

since 1986, he holds the O’Neill Chair at the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (1966-1967 and 1973), and a Guggenheim Fellow (1990-1991);

Visiting Professor or Research Fellow in numerous universities or research centres in Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, Japan, Switzerland and USA;

member of several Learned Societies in Poland and USA.

ANDRZEJ WALICKI has published more than twenty books in Polish and in English, some of which have been translated into Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. His list of publications also includes more than twenty edited or introduced books, and a great number of scholarly articles in different languages.

Among his most important works, we cite:

- The Controversy over Capitalism. Studies in the Social Philosophy of the Russian Populists, The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1969, 2nd ed, University of Notre Dame Press 1989; (translation into Italian: Marxisti e populisti: il dibattito sul capitalismo, Jaca Book, Milan 1973; translation into Spanish: Populismo y marxismo en Russia, Estela, Barcelona 1971);

- The Slavophile Controversy. The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1975 (English fransiation of the book W kregu konserwatywnej utopii. Struktura i przemiany rosyjskiego slowianofilstwa, PWN, Warsaw 1964); (translation into Italian: Una utopia conservatrice, Storia degli Slavofili, Einaudi, Turin 1973; translation info Ukrainian, Osnovi, Kiev 1998);

- A History of Russian Thought from the Enlightenment to Marxism, Stanford University Press 1979; British ed.: The Clarendon Press 1977, 1980. Paperback ed,, Stanford (new printings every year), since 1981. British paperback 1988;

- Philosophy and Romantic Nationalism: The Case of Poland, The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1982;

- Legal Philosophies of Russian Liberalism, The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1987. Paperback ed., University of Notre Dame Press 1992;

- Stanislaw Brzozowski and the Polish Beginnings of “Western Marxism”,Oxford University Press, Oxford 1989;

- The Enlightenment and the Birth of Modem Nationhood:Polish Political Thought from the “Noble Republicanism” to Tadeusz Kosciuszko, University of Notre Dame Press 1989;

- Russia, Poiand and Universal Regeneration. Studies on Russian and Polish Thought of the Romantic Epoch, University of Notre Dame Press 1991;

- Zniewolony umyslpo latach (Captive Minds Atter Years), Czytelnik, Warsaw 1993 (enlarged version of Spotkania
z Miloszem, London 1985 (Encounters with Milosz));

- Marxism and the Leap to the Kingdom of Freedom, Stanford Universty Press 1995, paperback ed. 1997; (translation into Polish by the author Marksizm i Skok do królestwa wolnosci. Dzieje Komunistycznej utopil, PWN, Warsaw 1996;

- “I due volti di Aleksandr Herzen”. lntroduction to A. Herzen, Il passato ed i pensieri, 2 vols, Einaudi-Gallimard, Turin 1996, pp IX-LXI.

(Octobre 1998)