The First Congress on Polish Philosophy

OPOLE 2020

The Idea

Philosophy as a pursuit of holistic knowledge about reality is by definition a universal reflection. However, being a field of culture shaped by human beings and having an impact on them, it takes into account not only our general intellectual needs common to all cultures, but also those that result from specific historical experiences and other factors. Therefore, just as there is Polish literature or Polish music that has been formed as something separate from other literatures and musicals arts, there is also Polish philosophy, which is a product of the culture of Poland and has been born and developed by her representatives. To some extent, it expresses the Polish view of the world. It is based on the country’s history during which ideas, aspirations and values specific to Poles have developed. It has grown out of the awareness of the uniqueness of the Polish mind. It is an expression of the wealth of Polish thought. Its greatest representatives are, among others, Józef M. Hoene-Wroński (1778–1853), Józef Gołuchowski (1797–1858), Bronislaw Trentowski (1808–1869), Karol Libelt (1807–1875), August Cieszkowski (1814–1894), Kazimierz Twardowski (1866–1938), Wincenty Lutoslawski (1863-1954), Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890-1963) and Roman Ingarden (1893-1970). We should remember this unique philosophical tradition, examine it diligently, search for inspiration it may give us for our contemporary thought and make sure it finds the right place in the history of world philosophy. We should take the effort to promote its further development.

Invitation

To participate in the First Congress on Polish Philosophy we invite all scholars who have either professional or private interest in Polish philosophy. Submission of paper proposals can be sent electronically until August 15, 2020. See link. They should contain a short biographic note (up to 50 words) and an abstract (up to 300 words). The abstract should include the main points of the presentation. An acceptance decision will be made within 30 days of the date of submission. We accept paper presentations in Polish, English and Russian. All presentations will take place in the Collegium Civitas building of the University of Opole. A registration prerequisite for a paper presentation is a master’s degree in philosophy or in a related field. We also invite to our Congress students and other people who would like to participate online and just to listen to lectures and presentations. In 2020 the Congress will have a hybrid form. This means that some participants, including the section chairpersons, will be on site, and some, particularly international participants, will participate online. 

Important dates:
• 7 January 2020 – starting date for registration and paper proposals, and for paying registration fees from participants after the initial acceptance of their papers.
• 15 August 2020 – deadline for electronic registration and paper proposals.
• 1 September 2020 – final date for sending paper acceptance decisions.
• 10 September 2020 – final date for accepting registration fees by bank transfer.
• 24-26 September 2020 – The First Congress on Polish Philosophy

Practical matters

The organizer of the Congress is the Department of Philosophy at the University of Opole. Our Congress will take place in the Palace of Orla near Koźmin Wielkopolski (about 100km north of Opole). 
We issue certificates confirming participation in the on Congress and issue invoices for registration fees.
The registration fee includes the cost of small meals during the Congress, as well as of drinks – tea and coffee. The cost of dinner and of stay in Opole are not included. Each person who wants to participate in a dinner should pay for it separately.
We anticipate the publication of selected papers. Selected papers in the form of reviewed articles will appear in a collective edition or will be recommended for publication in philosophical journals.

Fees:
The registration fee for participants presenting papers applying from Poland is 250 PLN (on site) or 120 PLN (online).

The registration fee for participants presenting papers online from abroad is 30 Euro or 32 USD.

Participation online is free for listeners (those who do not present papers).

Account Number

Bank PEKAO S.A.
SWIFT: PKOPPLPW
Account in EUR: PL36 1240 3103 1978 0010 4047 1074
Account in USD: PL52 1240 3103 1787 0010 4047 1218
Payable to: Uniwersytet Opolski, Plac Kopernika 11a, 45-040 Opole, Poland
Payment Title: „Kongres Filozofii Polskiej – name and surname”

Accommodation
The Congress participants will book their own accommodation. Opole has a good chain of hotels. We suggest, however, an earlier reservation of hotel rooms through Booking.com or other companies due to the Polish Song Festival in Opole, which will also takes place in June.

Thematic sections for paper presentations

Ontology and Epistemology

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Political and Social Philosophy

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The Philosophy of History and the Philosophy of Religion

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Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics

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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Culture

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Logic and the Philosophy of Language

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English-speaking section

 

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History of Polish Philosophy

 

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Russian-speaking section

  

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Motto

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Człowiek obdarzony rozumem jest zawsze więcej wart niż miliony ludzi posiadających tylko intelekt; ilekroć się pojawi, jest on dla ludzkości światło niosącym Apollinem.

- Bronisław Ferdynand Trentowski

The Organisers

Prof. Grzegorz Francuz

Prof. Grzegorz Francuz

Professor of Opole University - Chairman

Prof. W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz

Prof. W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz

Chairman

Prof. Stanisław Kijaczko

Prof. Stanisław Kijaczko

Vice-Chairman and Spokesperson

Dr Piotr Leśniak

Dr Piotr Leśniak

Vice-Chairman

Dr Marcin Pietrzak

Dr Marcin Pietrzak

Vice-Chairman

Adres

Pierwszy Kongres Filozofii Polskiej
d/w Dr Marcin Pietrzak
Collegium Civitas, p. 323
ul. Katowicka 89
45-061 Opole

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+ 48 77 452 74 91

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