The Golden Age of Polish Philosophy

Kazimierz Twardowski’s Philosophical Legacy

  • Sandra Lapointe
  • Jan Wolénski
  • Mathieu Marion
  • Wioletta Miskiewicz

Part of the Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science book series (LEUS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Woleński, Sandra Lapointe
      Pages 1-16
  3. Twardowski and Polish Scientific Philosophy

  4. Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics

  5. Polish Philosophy of Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Wioletta Miskiewicz
      Pages 181-188
  6. Around Twardowski’s School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Bernard Linsky
      Pages 203-219
    3. Claude Panaccio
      Pages 221-234
    4. Roger Pouivet
      Pages 235-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-251

About this book


This volume portrays the Polish or Lvov-Warsaw School, one of the most influential schools in analytic philosophy, which, as discussed in the thorough introduction, presented an alternative "working" picture of the unity of science. The school was founded by a phenomenologist, Kazimierz Twardowski, who trained a team of researchers that included some of the most important logicians and philosophers of the history of analytical philosophy, such as Tarski, Lesniewski and Lukasiewicz. The Polish School represented some of the most important trends in philosophy -- aristotelism; the history and philosophy of science; linguistics; the philosophy of logic and mathematics -- and offered an opportunity for all these philosophical disciplines to interact in a natural and fruitful way.


Philosophy of Science logic metaphysics philosophy science semantics truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra Lapointe
    • 1
  • Jan Wolénski
    • 2
  • Mathieu Marion
    • 3
  • Wioletta Miskiewicz
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  2. 2.Jagiellonian University of Krakow Institute of Philosophy31-044 KrakowPoland
  3. 3.Département de Philosophie CP 8888, Succursale Centre-VilleUniversité du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada H3C 3P8
  4. 4.IHPST (CNRS/Paris 1/ENS)75006 ParisFrance

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