Jan Woleński

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Jan Woleński (also Jan Hertrich-Woleński; born September 21, 1940) is a Polish philosopher, born in Radom. He is currently Professor of philosophy at the Jagiellonian University (since 1991) and holds a position on the consulting board of Theoria.[1] He graduated both in philosophy and law, attaining his doctorate and "habilitation" (second degree) in jurisprudence. 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 and epistemology (mainly theory of truth), however among his numerous (ca. 800) papers and books (ca. 20) many focus on the theory of law and politics. Jan Woleński is also involved in the Jewish (secular) movement, i.e. commenting on Polish-Jewish common past and today's relationships.

Main works in English[edit]

  • Logic and philosophy in the Lvov-Warsaw school, Dordrecht, London, Kluwer, 1989.
  • Kotarbinski: logic, semantics and ontology (ed.), Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990.
  • Philosophical Logic in Poland (ed.), Dordrecht, London, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.
  • Alfred Tarski and the Vienna circle : Austro-Polish connections in logical empiricism, with Eckehart Köhler, Dordrecht, London, Kluwer Academic, 1999.
  • Essays in the history of logic and logical philosophy, Cracov, Jagiellonian University Press 1999.

Main works in Polish[edit]

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


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