Gustav A. Weather

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Gustav Andreas Wetter SJ (born May 4, 1911 in Mödling near Vienna ; † November 5, 1991 in Rome ) belonged to the Jesuit order from 1936 and dealt with Soviet history and philosophy .

Wetter joined the Collegium Russicum in Rome in 1930 and was its rector between 1947 and 1954. At Christmas 1935 he was ordained a priest according to the Byzantine-Slavic rite . He obtained a doctorate from the Pontifical Gregorian University . From 1957 to the 1970s he was professor of the history of Russian philosophy at the Pontifical Oriental Institute and at the Gregoriana.


  • Dialectical materialism. Its history and its system in the Soviet Union Herder, Freiburg 1952 (and other editions)
  • Philosophy and natural science in the Soviet Union , Rowohlt, Hamburg 1958.
  • Soviet ideology today together with Wolfgang Leonhard in Fischer Bücherei, Frankfurt am Main 1962
  • The reversal of Hegel. Basics and origins of the Soviet philosophy , Verl. Wissenschaft u. Politics, Cologne 1963 (Contributions to Sovietology, Volume 1).


  • Helmut Dahm : Be sober and vigilant. Gustav A. Wetter and the philosophical Sovietology , Wewel, Cologne 1991 (Wewelbuch, Volume 145), ISBN 3-87904-145-8 .

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