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    Philosophers have no time. They are tired with philosophising. They doze off or even die of fatigue over yet another review, opinion, article, translation of works of an English-speaking philosophical genius, publishing and editing of a book. They are exhausted by the obligatory teaching, bored with listening to conference papers, depressed by defences of post-doctoral theses, hopeless against plagiarism, out-of-breath chasing credits, worn out by English articles, crumpled and ill-treated by in…Read more
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    Throwing spatial light: on topological explanations in Gestalt psychology
    with Krzysztof Wójtowicz
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (3): 1-22. 2020.
    It is a well-known fact that mathematics plays a crucial role in physics; in fact, it is virtually impossible to imagine contemporary physics without it. But it is questionable whether mathematical concepts could ever play such a role in psychology or philosophy. In this paper, we set out to examine a rather unobvious example of the application of topology, in the form of the theory of persons proposed by Kurt Lewin in his Principles of Topological Psychology. Our aim is to show that this branch…Read more
  •  16
    Negating as turning upside down
    with Wiesław Kubiś
    Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 54 (1): 115-129. 2018.
    In order to understand negation as such, at least since Aristotle’s time, there have been many ways of conceptually modelling it. In particular, negation has been studied as inconsistency, contradictoriness, falsity, cancellation, an inversion of arrangements of truth values, etc. In this paper, making substantial use of category theory, we present three more conceptual and abstract models of negation. All of them capture negation as turning upside down the entire structure under consideration. …Read more
  •  13
    Contemporary Polish Ontology (edited book)
    De Gruyter. 2019.
    This book is a collection of articles authored by renowed Polish ontologists living and working in the early part of the 21st century. Harking back to the well-known Polish Lvov-Warsaw School, founded by Kazimierz Twardowski, we try to make our ontological considerations as systematically rigorous and clear as possible – i.e. to the greatest extent feasible, but also no more than the subject under consideration itself allows for. Hence, the papers presented here do not seek to steer clear of met…Read more
  •  12
    The Explanatory Power of Topology in the Philosophy of God
    In Miroslaw Szatkowski (ed.), God, Truth, and Other Enigmas, De Gruyter. pp. 241-254. 2015.
  •  8
    “Is logic a physical variable?” Introduction to the Special Issue
    Philosophical Problems in Science 69 7-13. 2020.
    “Is logic a physical variable?” This thought-provoking question was put forward by Michael Heller during the public lecture “Category Theory and Mathematical Structures of the Universe” delivered on 30th March 2017 at the National Quantum Information Center in Sopot. It touches upon the intimate relationship between the foundations of physics, mathematics and philosophy. To address this question one needs a conceptual framework, which is on the one hand rigorous and, on the other hand capacious …Read more
  •  5
    The Forms of Extension
    In Marek Rosiak & Miroslaw Szatkowski (eds.), Substantiality and Causality, De Gruyter. pp. 175-188. 2014.
  •  4
    An Assessment of Contemporary Polish Ontology
    with Tomasz Bigaj, Arkadiusz Chrudzimski, Michał Głowala, Zbigniew Król, Marek Kuś, Józef Lubacz, and Rafał Urbaniak
    In Contemporary Polish Ontology, De Gruyter. pp. 271-294. 2019.
  •  4
    Category Theory in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy (edited book)
    with Marek Kuś
    Springer Verlag. 2019.
    The contributions gathered here demonstrate how categorical ontology can provide a basis for linking three important basic sciences: mathematics, physics, and philosophy. Category theory is a new formal ontology that shifts the main focus from objects to processes. The book approaches formal ontology in the original sense put forward by the philosopher Edmund Husserl, namely as a science that deals with entities that can be exemplified in all spheres and domains of reality. It is a dynamic, proc…Read more
  •  2
    Throwing spatial light: on topological explanations in Gestalt psychology
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 20 (3): 537-558. 2021.
    It is a well-known fact that mathematics plays a crucial role in physics; in fact, it is virtually impossible to imagine contemporary physics without it. But it is questionable whether mathematical concepts could ever play such a role in psychology or philosophy. In this paper, we set out to examine a rather unobvious example of the application of topology, in the form of the theory of persons proposed by Kurt Lewin in his Principles of Topological Psychology. Our aim is to show that this branch…Read more
  • Wrowadzenie
    with Krzysztof Szlachcic and Urszula Lisowska
    Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 13 (3): 41-41. 2018.
  • O kombinacyjnej topo-ontologii
    Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 9 (4). 2014.
  • Możliwościowe ujęcie logiki praktycznej. Logika bez kantów Andrzeja Kisielewicza
    Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 13 (3): 95-114. 2018.
    A possibilities-based account of practical logic.Andrzej Kisielewicz’s logic without edgesIn this paper I comment on the theses presented in Andrzej Kisielewicz’s book entitled Logic and Argumentation. A Practical Course in Critical Thinking. The author argues that the current way of teaching practical logic is not good, because it is too much based on formal logic. It should be replaced by a comprehensive analysis of reasonable possibilities. I demonstrate that Kisielewicz’s vision of changing …Read more