The Flow of Doctoral Dissertations of Philosophy in Lithuania During Soviet Period
The article applies bibliometrics to analyze the flow of philosophy dissertations in Lithuania during the Soviet period. All philosophy dissertations defended during this period were registered and classified by date of defense, authors, scientific institutions, philosophical trends and disciplines, scientific supervisors. Research shows that the flow of dissertations does not correllate to the growth of Lithuanian philosophical discourse. Rather, the flow correlates with the folowing. First, the article reveals the institutional structure of the flow of dissertations. The most significant scientific institution was Vilnius University. Approximately a third of the dissertations were defended in Moscow and Leningrad. Second, from the point of view of scientific schools, the article identifies and explains the master–pupil groups. It concludes that the group of Eugenijus Meškauskas was the most numerous constellation of master–pupil ties in Lithuanian philosophy. This group can be considered as the only scientific school in Lithuanian philosophy.