General information

Module title The Best Of Contemporary Polish Philosophy
Language English
Module lecturer dr hab. prof. UAM Piotr Leśniewski, dr Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position profesor, adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Philosophy
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 22-PIE-CPP


Classes start on 3rd March 2022, Thursday from 11:30 until 13:00, via MS Teams

Module aim (aims)

1. Presentation of the panorama of contemporary Polish Philosophy.2. Making participants familiar with philosophical achievements of The Lvov-Warsaw School.3. Placing the most original 20 and 21st century Polish philosophical conceptions (for instance: analytical, dialogical) within European and American (both North- and Latin-) traditions.

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

Module lecturer: Dr hab. Piotr Leśniewski, Dr Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska E-mail:,


Week 1: OrganizationalWeek 2: Polish philosophy between analytical and continental philosophy Week 3: Kazimierz Twardowski Week 4: Jan Łukasiewicz Week 5: Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz part IWeek 6: Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz part IIWeek 7: Leon ChwistekWeek 8: Tadeusz Kotarbiński Week 9: Witold Gombrowicz Week 10: Poznań Methodological School Week 11: Józef TischnerWeek 12: The Project of Dialogical Society Week 13: Tadeusz Borowski Week 14: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz Week 15: Perspectives

Reading list

Ajdukiewicz, K., 1973, Problems and Theories of Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ajdukiewicz, K., 1974, Pragmatic Logic, Dordrecht: Reidel. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Ajdukiewicz, K., 1978. The Scientific World-Perspective and Other essays, 1931–1963, Dordrecht: Reidel. Borowski T., This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (Proszę państwa do gazu), Penguin Books, London, 1992. Coniglione, F. Poli, R. and Woleński, J. (eds.), 1993, Polish Scientific Philosophy. The Lvov-Warsaw School, Amsterdam: Rodopi.Jadacki, J. J., 2009, Polish Analytical Philosophy, Semper: Warszawa.Jadacki, J. J., Paśniczek, J. (eds.), 2006, The Lvov-Warsaw School — the New Generation, Rodopi: Amsterdam.Kijania-Placek, K. and Woleński, J., 1998, The Lvov-Warsaw School and Contemporary Philosophy, Dordrecht: Kluwer.Kotarbiński, T., 1966, Gnosiology. The Scientific Approach to the Theory of Knowledge, Wrocław: Ossolineum. Lapointe, S., Woleński, J., Mathieu, M., Miśkiewicz, W., 2009, The Golden Age of Polish Philosophy. Kazimierz Twardowski's Philosophical Legacy, Dordrecht: Springer.Łukasiewicz, J., 1957, Aristotle's Syllogistic from the Standpoint of Modern Formal Logic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2nd edition. Łukasiewicz, J., 1970, Selected Works, Amsterdam: North-Holland. Nowak L., (1983), Property and Power. Towards a Non-Marxian Historical Materialism, DordrechtBoston-Lancaster, D. Reidel.Skolimowski, H., 1967, Polish Analytical Philosophy, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.Szaniawski, K. (ed.), 1989, The Vienna Circle and the Lvov-Warsaw School, Dordrecht: Kluwer.Twardowski, K., 1999, On Actions, Products and Other Topics in Philosophy, Amsterdam: Rodopi. Ajdukiewicz K., (1978), Pragmatic Logic, Translated from the Polish by O. Wojtasiewicz, Dordrecht, Reidel.The Heritage of Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, (1995), (ed.) V. Sinisi, J. Woleński, Amsterdam–Atlanta, Rodopi.Woleński, J., 1989, Logic and Philosophy in the Lvov-Warsaw School, Dordrecht: Kluwer.Woleński, J. (ed.), 1990, Kotarbiński: Logic, Semantics and Ontology, Dordrecht: Kluwer.