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Intro -- THE LVOV-WARSAW SCHOOL - THE NEW GENERATION -- CONTENTS -- The Lvov-Warsaw School: Its Contemporary Inheritors and Investigators in Poland and Abroad -- PART I. THE SCHOOL: ITS ORIGINS AND SIGNIFICANCE -- Why Polish Philosophy Does Not Exist -- The Lvov-Warsaw School and Its Influence on Polish Philosophy of the Second Half of the 20th Century -- PART II. OBJECTS AND PROPERTIES -- An Elementary System of Ontology -- Do We Need Complex Properties in Our Ontology? -- Objects, Properties and Russell's Paradox -- On the Notion of Identity -- PART III. PROGNOSES, NORMS AND QUESTIONS -- A Puzzle about Semantic Determinism: Łukasiewicz's "On Determinism" Years Later -- Causality in Chaotic Environment: Does Strong Causality Break Down in Deterministic Chaos? -- Three Contributions to Logical Philosophy -- Reducibility of Safe Questions to Sets of Atomic Yes-No Questions -- PART IV. CATEGORIAL GRAMMAR -- Languages with Variable-Binding Operators: Categorial Syntax and Combinatorial Semantics -- On the Formalization of Classical Categorial Grammar -- PART V. INTENTIONALITY, SENSE AND CONSEQUENCE -- Retrieving Intentionality: A Legacy from the Brentano School -- Logical and Methodological Assumptions of the Ajdukiewicz's and Kripke-Putnam's Views of Meaning -- On Linguistic Relativism -- Tarski's Analysis of Logical Consequence and Etchemendy's Criticism of Tarski's Modal Fallacy -- PART VI. TRUTHS AND FALSEHOODS -- Sempiternal Truth. The Bolzano-Twardowski- Leśniewski Axis -- From the Act of Judging to the Sentence: The Truth-Bearer and the Objectivisation of Truth -- What does "Truth in Virtue of Meaning" Really Explain? -- Do We Need a Definition of Truth? -- PART VII. RATIONALITY: ITS CRITERIA AND DEFINITION -- Criteria of Rationality -- On the Concept of Rationality -- POZNAŃ STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES.
"The influence of [Kazimierz] Twardowski on modern philosophy in Poland is all-pervasive. Twardowski instilled in his students a passion for clarity [. . .] and seriousness. He taught them to regard philosophy as a collaborative effort, a matter of disciplined discussion and argument, and he encouraged them to train themselves thoroughly in at least one extra-philosophical discipline and to work together with scientists from other fields, both inside Poland and internationally. This led above all [. . .] to collaborations with mathematicians, so that the Lvov school of philosophy would gradually evolve into the Warsaw school of logic [. . .]. Twardowski taught his students, too, to respect and to pursue serious research in the history of philosophy, an aspect of the tradition of philosophy on Polish territory which is illustrated in such disparate works as [Jan] Lukasiewicz's ground-breaking monograph on the law of non-contradiction in Aristotle and [Wladyslaw] Tatarkiewicz's highly influential multi-volume histories of philosophy and aesthetics. [. . .] The term 'Polish philosophy' is a misnomer [. . .] for Polish philosophy is philosophy per se; it is part and parcel of the mainstream of world philosophy - simply because [. . .] it meets international standards of training, rigour, professionalism and specialization."- Barry Smith, "Why Polish Philosophy does Not Exist" (this volume).
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