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Woleński, Jan

Works: 212 works in 513 publications in 5 languages and 4,286 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: B4689, 199.438
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Most widely held works about Jan Woleński
Most widely held works by Jan Woleński
Logic and philosophy in the Lvov-Warsaw school by Jan Woleński( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lvov-Warsaw School was active in all spheres of philosophy. Its members worked in the border area between philosophy and disci plines such as psychology, linguistics, and literary theory. But its most important achievements were without doubt in logic and philosophical analysis based on logic. The present book is concerned with fields to which the Lvov-Warsaw School made its most important and famous contributions. Data on the School as a whole are included only in the first and last part of the book. This work is based on my monograph (1985), which appeared in Polish. But it is not merely a translation, because some fragments of the Polish version have been omitted (e. g., the chapter on ethics), and some have been revised. Many persons helped me in my work on the book in Polish as well as on the present edition. I must first mention the late Izydora D~mbska, to whom this book is dedicated. On various detailed issues I have availed myself of advice and information given to me by Stefan Amsterdamski, Zdzislaw Augustynek, Kazimierz Czarnota, Henryk Hii, Boleslaw Iwanus, Jacek Jadacki, Jacek KabziIiski, Stanislaw Kiczuk, Tomasz Komendzinski, Janina Kotarbinska, Czeslaw Lejewski, Jerzy Perzanowski, Marian Przet~cki, the late Jerzy Slupecki, Klemens Szaniawski, Stefan Zamecki, Zbigniew Zwinogrodzki i Jan Zygmunt. I am indebted to Jaakko Hintikka for suggesting that my book be trans lated into English and published by Reidel. Olgierd Wojtasiewicz helped me to prepare the English text
Kotarbiński : logic, semantics, and ontology by Tadeusz Kotarbiński( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of epistemology by Ilkka Niiniluoto( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-eight essays in this Handbook, all by leading experts in the field, provide the most extensive treatment of various epistemological problems, supplemented by a historical account of this field. The entries are self-contained and substantial contributions to topics such as the sources of knowledge and belief, knowledge acquisition, and truth and justification. There are extensive essays on knowledge in specific fields: the sciences, mathematics, the humanities and the social sciences, religion, and language. Special attention is paid to current discussions on evolutionary epistemology, relativism, the relation between epistemology and cognitive science, sociology of knowledge, epistemic logic, knowledge and art, and feminist epistemology. This collection is a must-have for anybody interested in human knowledge, and its fortunes and misfortunes
Philosophical logic in Poland by Jan Woleński( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poland has played an enormous role in the development of mathematical logic. Leading Polish logicians, like Lesniewski, Lukasiewicz and Tarski, produced several works related to philosophical logic, a field covering different topics relevant to philosophical foundations of logic itself, as well as various individual sciences. This collection presents contemporary Polish work in philosophical logic which in many respects continue the Polish way of doing philosophical logic. This book will be of interest to logicians, mathematicians, philosophers, and linguists
Alfred Tarski and the Vienna circle : Austro-Polish connections in logical empiricism by Jan Woleński( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The larger part of Yearbook 6 of the Institute Vienna Circle constitutes the proceedings of a symposium on Alfred Tarski and his influence on and interchanges with the Vienna Circle, especially those on and with Rudolf Carnap and Kurt Gödel. It is the first time that this topic has been treated on such a scale and in such depth. Attention is mainly paid to the origins, development and subsequent role of Tarski's definition of truth. Some contributions are primarily historical, others analyze logical aspects of the concept of truth. Contributors include Anita and Saul Feferman, Jan Wolenski, Jan Tarski and Hans Sluga. Several Polish logicians contributed: Gzegorczyk, Wójcicki, Murawski and Rojszczak. The volume presents entirely new biographical material on Tarski, both from his Polish period and on his influential career in the United States: at Harvard, in Princeton, at Hunter, and at the University of California at Berkeley. The high point of the analysis involves Tarski's influence on Carnap's evolution from a narrow syntactical view of language, to the ontologically more sophisticated but more controversial semantical view. Another highlight involves the interchange between Tarski and Gödel on the connection between truth and proof and on the nature of metalanguages. The concluding part of Yearbook 6 includes documentation, book reviews and a summary of current activities of the Institute Vienna Circle. Jan Tarski introduces letters written by his father to Gödel; Paolo Parrini reports on the Vienna Circle's influence in Italy; several reviews cover recent books on logical empiricism, on Gödel, on cosmology, on holistic approaches in Germany, and on Mauthner
On science, inference, information and decision-making : selected essays in the philosophy of science by Klemens Szaniawski( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are two competing pictures of science. One considers science as a system of inferences, whereas another looks at science as a system of actions. The essays included in this collection offer a view which intends to combine both pictures. This compromise is well illustrated by Szaniawski's analysis of statistical inferences. It is shown that traditional approaches to the foundations of statistics do not need to be regarded as conflicting with each other. Thus, statistical rules can be treated as rules of behaviour as well as rules of inference. Szaniawski's uniform approach relies on the concept of rationality, analyzed from the point of view of decision theory. Applications of formal tools to the problem of justice and division of goods shows that the concept of rationality has a wider significance. Audience: The book will be of interest to philosophers of science, logicians, ethicists and mathematicians
The Lvov-Warsaw school and contemporary philosophy by Katarzyna Kijania-Placek( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection celebrates the centenary of the Lvov-Warsaw school, established by Kazimierz Twardowski in Lvov in 1895. This school belongs to analytic philosophy and successfully worked in all branches of philosophy. The Warsaw school of logic became perhaps the most important part of Twardowski's heritage. Lesniewski, Lukasiewicz and Tarski, leading Polish logicians, achieved results which essentially influenced the development of contemporary logic. A close connection of logic and philosophy was a typical feature of the Lvov-Warsaw school. The papers included in the collection deal with all directions of research undertaken by Polish analytic philosophers. Special attention is paid to logic and comparisons with other philosophical movements, particularly with Brentanism, which was one of the sources of the Lvov-Warsaw school
Selected papers in legal philosophy by Kazimierz Opałek( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and logic : in search of the Polish tradition : essays in honor of Jan Woleński on the occasion of his 60th birthday( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the act of judging to the sentence : the problem of truth bearers from Bolzano to Tarski by Artur Rojszczak( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a detailed study of the truth-bearers problem, that is, the question of which category of items the predicates 'true' and 'false' are predicated. The book has two dimensions: historical and systematic. Both focus around Tarski's semantic theory of truth. The author locates Tarski's ideas in a broad context of Austrian philosophy, in particular, Brentano's tradition."--Jacket
In the scope of logic, methodology, and philosophy of science : volume one-[two] of the 11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Cracow, August 1999 by Methodology and Philosophy of Science International Congress of Logic( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church's Thesis after 70 years by Adam Olszewski( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church's Thesis (CT) was first published by Alonzo Church in 1935. CT is a proposition that identifies two notions: an intuitive notion of a effectively computable function defined in natural numbers with the notion of a recursive function. Despite of the many efforts of prominent scientists, Church's Thesis has never been falsified. There exists a vast literature concerning the thesis. The aim of the book is to provide one volume summary of the state of research on Church's Thesis. These include the following: different formulations of CT, CT and intuitionism, CT and intensional mathematics
Filozoficzna szkoła lwowsko-warszawska by Jan Woleński( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heritage of Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polish scientific philosophy : the Lvov-Warsaw School( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On actions, products and other topics in philosophy by Kazimierz Twardowski( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in the philosophy and history of logic and mathematics by Roman Murawski( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is a collection of the author's selected works in the philosophy and history of logic and mathematics. Papers in Part I include both general surveys of contemporary philosophy of mathematics as well as studies devoted to specialized topics, like Cantor's philosophy of set theory, the Church thesis and its epistemological status, the history of the philosophical background of the concept of number, the structuralist epistemology of mathematics and the phenomenological philosophy of mathematics. Part II contains essays in the history of logic and mathematics. They address such issues as the philosophical background of the development of symbolism in mathematical logic, Giuseppe Peano and his role in the creation of contemporary logical symbolism, Emil L. Post's works in mathematical logic and recursion theory, the formalist school in the foundations of mathematics and the algebra of logic in England in the 19th century. The history of mathematics and logic in Poland is also considered
Logischer Rationalismus : philosophische Schriften der Lemberg-Warschauer Schule( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kotarbiński by Jan Woleński( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in Polish and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tadeusz Kotarbinski is one of towering figures in contemporary Polish philosophy. He was a great thinker, a great teacher, a great organizer of philosophical and scientific life (he was, among others, the rector of the Uni versi ty of t6dz, the president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the president of the International Institute of Philosophy), and, last but not least, a great moral authority. He died at the age of 96 on October 3, 1981. Kotarbinski was active in almost all branches of philosophy. He made many significant contributions to logic, semantics, ontology, epistemology, history of philosophy, and ethics. He created a new field, namely praxiology. Thus, using an ancient distinction, he contributed to theoretical as well as practical philoso~hy. Kotarbinski regarded praxiology as his major philosophical "child". Doubtless, praxiology belongs to practical philosophy. This collection, howewer, is mainly devoted to Kotarbinski' s theoretical philosophy. Reism - Kotarbinski' s fundamental idea of ontology and semantics - is the central topic of most papers included here; even Pszczolowski' s essay on praxiology considers its ontological basis., Only two papers, namely that of Zarnecka-Bialy and that of Wolenski, are not linked with reism. However, both fall under the general label "Kotarbinski: logic, semantics and ontology". The collection partly consists of earlier published papers
Szkice o kwestiach żydowskich by Jan Woleński( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Polish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Logic and philosophy in the Lvov-Warsaw school
Alternative Names
Hertrich-Woleński, Jan

Hertrich-Woleński, Jan 1940-

Jan Woleński filósofo polaco

Jan Woleński filozof polski

Jan Woleński Polish philosopher

Jan Woleński Pools filosoof

Volen'skij, Ân.

Volenʹskij, Jan 1940-

Woleński, J.

Woleński, J. 1940-

Woleński, J. (Jan)

Wolenski, Jan

Воленьский, Ян 1940-

English (159)

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German (7)

French (5)

Chinese (1)

Kotarbiński : logic, semantics, and ontologyHandbook of epistemologyPhilosophical logic in PolandAlfred Tarski and the Vienna circle : Austro-Polish connections in logical empiricismOn science, inference, information and decision-making : selected essays in the philosophy of scienceThe Lvov-Warsaw school and contemporary philosophySelected papers in legal philosophyPhilosophy and logic : in search of the Polish tradition : essays in honor of Jan Woleński on the occasion of his 60th birthday