Kotarbiński: Logic, Semantics and Ontology

  • Jan Woleński

Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tadeusz Kotarbiński
    Pages 1-6
  3. Andrzej Grzegorczyk
    Pages 39-45
  4. Henryk Hiż
    Pages 47-52
  5. Janina Kotarbińska
    Pages 53-67
  6. Vito F. Sinisi
    Pages 107-118
  7. Vito F. Sinisi
    Pages 119-135
  8. Barry Smith
    Pages 137-183
  9. Klemens Szaniawski
    Pages 185-190
  10. Jan Woleński
    Pages 191-197
  11. Bogusław Wolniewicz
    Pages 199-204
  12. Ewa Żarnecka-Biały
    Pages 205-211
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 213-235

About this book


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.


formal logic logic ontology truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Woleński
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland
  2. 2.The Technical UniversityWrocławPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7442-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2097-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4530
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