Zygmunt Zawirski

Zygmunt Zawirski : His Life and Work - with Selected Writings on Time, Logic and the Methodology of Science

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Zygmunt Zawirski (1882-1948), an eminent and original Polish philosopher, belonged to the Lwow-Warsaw School (LWS) which left an indelible trace in logic, semiotics and philosophy of science. LWS was founded in 1895 by K. Twardowski, a disciple of Brentano, in the spirit of clarity, realism and analytic philosophy. LWS was more than 25 years older than the Vienna Circle (VC). This belies, inter alia, the not infrequently repeated statement that LWS was one of the many centres initiated by VC. The achievements of LWS in logic are well recognized, while those relating to philosophy of science are almost unknown. It is in order to fill this gap that some fragments of Zawirski's papers are presented, dealing mainly with causality, determinism, indeterminism and philosophical implications of relativity and quantum mechanics. His magnum opus "L'Evolution de la Notion du Temps" (Eugenio Rignano Prize, 1933) is devoted to time. Zawirski took into account all the issues which are at present widely discussed. The real value of these achievements can be understood better today than by his contemporaries.
This text is suitable for all those interested in philosophy of science and philosophy, and history of ideas.
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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 158.75 x 230 x 31.75mm | 764.98g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • notes, index
  • 0792325664
  • 9780792325666

Table of contents

Part 1 A Historico-Critical Introduction, I. Szumilewicz-Lachman: Some Data. Kazimierz Twardowski (1866-1938), the Creator of the Lwow-Warsaw School. The Lwow-Warsaw School (1895-1939). The LWS and the Vienna Circle. Zygmunt Zawirski, a Short Bio-Bibliography (1882-1948). Part 2 Zygmunt Zawirski - Selected Writings on Time, Logic and the Methodology of Science: Reports. Logic. Methodology. Time - Selections from "The Evolution of the Notion of Time" - Introduction - a Brief Survey of the Time Theories. Time Aporias and Their Solution. List of Zawirski's Main Publications.
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