General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Contemporary Philosophy of Dialogue
Language English
Module lecturer Prof. Piotr Leśniewski, dr Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position University Professor, Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Philosophy
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 22-PIE-CPD


We will start on Thursday 05/10/2023, at 11:30 room 105 building D, Faculty of Philosophy, ul. Szamarzewskiego 89.

The first class will be organizational.



Module aim (aims)

1. Promoting in participants dialogical attitude.

2. Making participants familiar with contemporary theories of dialogue.

3. Approaching contemporary challenges in building dialogical relations.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)



  1. Introduction/organizational class
  2. Franz Rosenzweig
  3. Martin Buber
  4. Emmanuel Levinas
  5. Analogical paradigm as a foundation of dialogue
  6. Enrique Dussel
  7. Paulo Freire
  8. Jorge Luis Borges
  9. Reyes Mate
  10. Jose Ortega y Gasset
  11. Gabriel Marcel
  12. Albert Camus and Vercors
  13. Józef Tischner
  14. The Project of Dialogical Society
  15. Limits of dialogue


Reading list

Jorge Luis Borges "Autobiographical Essay"

Martin Buber "I and Thou"

Enrique Dussel "Transmodernity and Interculturality: An Interpretation from the Perspective of Philosophy of Liberation"

Enrique Dussel "Analogy and Communication"

Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska & Piotr Leśniewski "The Culture of Memory: The Approach of Reyes Mate"

Paulo Freire "Pedagogy of the Oppressed"

Gabriel Marcel "Homo Viator"

Piotr Leśniewski "Wistful Hope: A Dialogical Study on Revolt"

Franz Rosenzweig "The New Thinking"

Józef Tischner "The Ethics of Solidarity"