The First Congress on Polish Philosophy
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.
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 April 30, 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 just to listen to lectures and presentations
• 7 January 2020 – starting date for registration and paper proposals, and for paying registration fees from participants after the initial acceptance of their papers.
• 30 April 2020 – deadline for electronic registration and paper proposals.
• 31 May 2020 – final date for sending paper acceptance decisions.
• 10 June 2020 – final date for accepting registration fees by bank transfer.
• 12-13 June 2020 – The First Congress on Polish Philosophy
The organizer of the Congress is the Department of Philosophy at the University of Opole.
Our conference building is Collegium Civitas, Katowicka Street no 89 in Opole, Poland. The opening of the Congress, its conclusion and plenary lectures will take place in the Auditorium, and the sessions for paper presentation will be in other Collegium Civitas rooms.
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.
• The registration fee for participants presenting papers applying from Poland is 250 PLN.
• The registration fee for participants presenting papers from abroad is 60 Euro or 65 USD.
• Registration fee for listeners (those who do not present papers) is 30 PLN, and for those who are students or retired people PLN 20 (these fees are paid directly by cash at the Congress registration desk).
Bank PEKAO S.A.
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”
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
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Prof. Grzegorz Francuz
Professor of Opole University - Chairman
Prof. W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz
Prof. Stanisław Kijaczko
Vice-Chairman and Spokesperson
Dr Piotr Leśniak
Dr Marcin Pietrzak
First Congress of Polish Philosophy
Attn.: Dr. Marcin Pietrzak
Collegium Civitas, room 323
ul. Katowicka 89
45-061 Opole, Poland
(+48) 77 452 74 91