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The History and Philosophy of Polish Logic

Essays in Honour of Jan Woleński

  • Kevin Mulligan
  • Katarzyna Kijania-Placek
  • Tomasz Placek

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: The History and Philosophy of Polish Logic: Some Basic Thoughts

    1. Kevin Mulligan, Katarzyna Kijania-Placek, Tomasz Placek
      Pages 1-10
  3. Logic, Proof and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Alexander S. Karpenko
      Pages 13-48
    3. David Pearce
      Pages 73-102
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 117-127
  4. Truth and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Jaakko Hintikka
      Pages 131-140
    3. Ilkka Niiniluoto
      Pages 141-159
    4. Kevin Mulligan
      Pages 205-223
  5. Ontology, Mereology and the Philosophy of Mathematics

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-308

About this book


The book presents the state of the art of research into the legacy of interwar Polish analytic philosophy and exemplifies different approaches to the history of philosophy. It contains discussions and reconstructions of aspects of Polish philosophy and logic as well as reactions to and developments of this tradition.  


history of philosophy logic mathematics philosophy philosophy of mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Mulligan
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Kijania-Placek
    • 2
  • Tomasz Placek
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Jagiellonian UniversityPoland

About the editors

Joseph Agassi, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and York University, Toronto, Canada Arianna Betti, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jaakko Hintikka, Boston University, USA Alexander Karpenko, Moscow State University, Russia Wolfgang Künne, University of Hamburg, Germany Iris Loeb, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Roman Murawski, Pozna? University, Poland Ilkka Niiniluoto, University of Helsinki, Finland David Pearce, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain Gabriel Sandu, University of Helsinki, Finland Maria van der Schaar, Leiden University, The Netherlands Peter Simons, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Bibliographic information


“This is a Festschrift volume dedicated to Jan Woleński, whose extensive work in the history of Polish logic indeed deserves one. … the volume contains new material interesting for anyone interested in Polish logic or history of logic in general.” (Rafal Urbaniak, History and Philosophy of Logic, Vol. 38 (1), 2017)