Jan Woleński

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Jan Woleński
Born 21 September 1940
Radom, Poland
Citizenship Polish
Fields History of philosophy, Analytic philosophy, Epistemology
Alma mater Jagiellonian University

Jan Woleński (also known as Jan Hertrich-Woleński; born September 21, 1940) is a Polish philosopher, specialist in the history of Lwów-Warsaw school and in analytical philosophy. He spent his entire scientific career at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, where is currently employed as a professor.[1] Moreover, he holds a position on the consulting board of Theoria.[2] Having been a laureate of Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science in 2013, Woleński is considered one of the most prominent Polish scholars in humanities.

Education[edit]

Woleński studied philosophy and law at the same time. He belongs to the tradition of analytic philosophy, and considers himself close to the heritage of Lwow-Warsaw School. His main fields of research are philosophy of language, epistemology and history of Polish philosophy.

Private life[edit]

Jan Woleński is involved in the Jewish (secular) movement, i.e. commenting on Polish-Jewish common past and today's relationships. Being widely recognized in Poland as an atheist, he have been promoting an introduction of philosophy classes to Polish schools. [3]

Main works in English[edit]

  • Woleński, Jan (1989). Logic and philosophy in the Lvov-Warsaw School. Dordrecht Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 
  • Woleński, Jan (1990). Kotarbinski: logic, semantics and ontology. Dordrecht Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 
  • Woleński, Jan (1994). Philosophical logic in Poland. Dordrecht Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 
  • Woleński, Jan; Köhler, Eckehart (1999). Alfred Tarski and the Vienna circle: Austro-Polish connections in logical Empiricism. Dordrecht Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 
  • Woleński, Jan (1999). Essays in the history of logic and logical Philosophy. Cracov: Jagiellonian University Press. 
  • Woleński, Jan; Niiniluoto, Ilkka; Sintonen, Matti (2004). Handbook of epistemology. Dordrecht Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 9781402019852. 

Main works in Polish[edit]

  • Woleński, Jan (1980). Z zagadnień analitycznej filozofii prawa, Quaestiones ad philosophiam analyticam iuris pertinentes, Warsaw, PWN.
  • Woleński, Jan (1985). Filozoficzna szkoła lwowsko-warszawska, Warsaw, PWN.
  • Woleński, Jan (1990). Kotarbiński, Wiedza Powszechna, Warszaw.
  • Woleński, Jan (1993). Metamatematyka a epistemologia, Warszaw, PWN.
  • Woleński, Jan (1996). W stronę logiki, Aureus, Cracow.
  • Woleński, Jan (1997). Szkoła Lwowsko-Warszawska w polemikach, Warsaw, Scholar.
  • Woleński, Jan (1999). Okolice filozofii prawa, Cracow, Universitas.
  • Woleński, Jan (2000). Epistemologia, 3 volumes, Cracow, Aureus (reedited in one volume in 2005 by WN PWN, Warsaw).
  • Woleński, Jan (2004). Granice niewiary, Cracow, Wydawnictwo Literackie.

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