By Irena Szumilewicz-Lachman (auth.), Robert S. Cohen (eds.)

Among the extreme Polish philosophers of the earlier 100 years, Zygmunt Zawirski merits to receive specific recognition for his fusion of analytic and old scholarship. Strikingly flexible, and con­ tributing unique paintings in all his fields of competence, Zawirski suggestion via matters within the philosophical features of relativity concept, at the claims of intuitionalistic foundations of arithmetic, at the nature and usability of many-value Logics, and at the calculus of likelihood, at the axiomatic process in technological know-how and within the philosophy of technology, at the genesis and improvement of medical and philosophical innovations, and in his crowning success, the conceptual historical past of notions of time. His paintings has been too little identified in English regardless of the honour which has been so essentially proven by means of his Polish COlleagues and scholars. during this beneficiant choice from his papers and from his nice severe examine L' Evolution de l. a. inspiration du Temps, Dr. Irena Szumilewicz-Lachman has supplied a transparent account of Zawirski's success; and he or she has written an exceptional complete introductory essay which gives either the private and old context of his paintings and a scientific survey of his important publications.

Show description

Read or Download Zygmunt Zawirski: His Life and Work: With Selected Writings on Time, Logic and the Methodology of Science PDF

Best logic books

Statistical Estimation of Epidemiological Risk (Statistics in Practice)

Statistical Estimation of Epidemiological Risk provides insurance of an important epidemiological indices, and contains contemporary advancements within the field. A useful reference resource for biostatisticians and epidemiologists operating in ailment prevention, because the chapters are self-contained and have various actual examples.

An Invitation to Formal Reasoning

This paintings introduces the topic of formal good judgment in terms of a method that's "like syllogistic logic". Its process, like outdated, conventional syllogistic, is a "term logic". The authors' model of good judgment ("term-function logic", TFL) stocks with Aristotle's syllogistic the perception that the logical varieties of statements which are inquisitive about inferences as premises or conclusions may be construed because the results of connecting pairs of phrases through a logical copula (functor).

Additional info for Zygmunt Zawirski: His Life and Work: With Selected Writings on Time, Logic and the Methodology of Science

Example text

On the Polish side lectures were delivered by Professors Ajdukiewicz and -Lukasiewicz and Dr. Tarski. , but rather to the circle of contemporary logicians, and in concordance with the present interests of the Vienna Circle. Professor Lukasiewicz delivered a highly interesting lecture 'On the History of the Calculus of Sentences Starting with the Ancient Times', while Dr. Tarski had a highly specialized lecture on the 'Methodological Research into the Definability of Ideas'. In addition to Poles and representatives of the Circle there were the Frenchman Rougier, the American Morris, the Dane Jorgensen and others.

Zawirski established personal contacts with many eminent scientists not only in Poland, but also abroad. Some factors were important in this respect. He had a perfect command of English, French and German, and travelled a lot. He visited Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, USSR, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, and some countries, like France, many times. Thanks to these factors Zawirski always had first-hand information in his field of interest: philosophy, logic and physics.

Zawirski writes: ' ... ' (p. 59). One might accept as a mitigating factor the circumstance that Zawirski's work was written in 1905, when depth psychology was still in its initial stage. However, Freud's Die Traumdeutung (Interpretation of Dreams) was published in 1900, and immediately aroused a great interest. This seems to bear out the generally accepted opinion that Freud failed to be 'a prophet in his own country'. (At that time Galicia was still a part of Austria). Much as he gained the greatest fame in the whole world, yet in Austria he remained, right to the end, only a professor extraordinary (not a full professor, without a chair).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 37 votes