© 1979

Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

  • Editors
  • Jerzy J. Wiatr

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Julian Hochfeld
    Pages 21-32
  3. Antonina Kloskowska
    Pages 33-47
  4. Adam Schaff
    Pages 105-132
  5. Piotr Sztompka
    Pages 133-156
  6. Piotr Sztompka
    Pages 173-194
  7. Klemens Szaniawski
    Pages 211-224
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-260

About this book


Modern philosophy has benefited immensely from the intelligence, and sensitivity, the creative and critical energies, and the lucidity of Polish scholars. Their investigations into the logical and methodological foundations of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, ethics and esthetics, psychology, linguistics, economics and jurisprudence, and the social science- all are marked by profound and imaginative work. To the centers of empiricist philosophy of science in Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge during the first half of this century, one always added the great school of analytic and methodol­ ogical studies in Warsaw and Lwow. To the world centers of Marxist theoretical practice in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome and elsewhere, one must add the Poland of the same era, from Ludwik Krzywicki (1859-1941) onward. American socialists and economists will remember the careful work of Oscar Lange, working among us for many years and then after 1945 in Warsaw, always humane, logical, objective. In this volume, our friend and colleague, Jerzy J. Wiatr, has assembled a representative set of recent essays by Polish social scientists and philosophers. Each of these might lead the reader far beyond this book, to look into the Polish Sociological Bulletin which has been publishing Polish sociological studies in English for several decades, to study other translations of books and papers by these authors, and to reflect upon the interplay of logical, phenomenological, Marxist, empiricist and historical learning in modern Polish social understanding.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences
  • Editors J. Wiatr
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0723-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-277-0956-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9353-2
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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