•  38
    How To Get Rid of Closure
    Diametros 48 1-17. 2016.
    Sophie Gibb has recently invented a very interesting strategy against Kim’s causal exclusion argument. This strategy adopts the powers theory of causation and an interpretation of mental causation in terms of double prevention. Gibb’s strategy results both in invalidating the principle of the causal closure of the physical domain in most of its formulations and in disarming the argument in question. In my paper, I present a general procedure for the opponents of reductive physicalism which enabl…Read more
  •  30
    Teoria części czasowych – tezy i argumentacje
    Filozofia Nauki 17 (4). 2009.
    In the paper the most popular arguments in favour of the doctrine of temporal parts are presented and analysed. The author discusses the following arguments: (i) from analogy; (ii) from ontological parsimony; (iii) from intrinsic change; (iv) from mereological change; (v) against presentism; (vi) from time travel; (vii) from vagueness; (viii) from coincidence. The main aim of the paper is to show - in the light of examined arguments - that the 3D-ism/4D-ism equivalence thesis might be treated as…Read more
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    Žingsniai link antifizikalizmo
    Problemos 89 7. 2016.
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    Two approaches to the problem of universals by J. M. Bocheński
    Studies in East European Thought 65 (1-2): 27-42. 2013.
    The main aim of the paper is to reconstruct and analyse two methodological approaches to the problem of universals, presented in Bocheński’s papers “Powszechniki jako treści cech w filozofii św. Tomasza z Akwinu” and “The Problem of Universals.” It is argued that, although these approaches are rather different from historical and methodological points of view, they are still based on the same ontological ground, viz. on immanent realism. The article provides a detailed analysis and comparison of…Read more
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    In the debate on personal identity, different criteria of identity are proposed and defended. The criteria of identity have usually been taken to state the necessary and sufficient conditions of identity and are interpreted as providing truth conditions for relevant identity statements. The Simple View of personal identity is the thesis that there are no noncircular and informative metaphysical criteria of identity for persons. The paper intends to first deliver a precise and general formulation…Read more
  •  18
    Inwariantyzm a transcendentyzm
    Filozofia Nauki 27 (1): 49-71. 2019.
  •  15
    Ajdukiewicz przeciw reizmowi
    Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 88 (4): 255-264. 2013.
  •  5
    Extreme and exotic theories of persistence
    Kwartalnik Filozoficzny 35 (3): 109-130. 2007.
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    'Four-Dimensionalism' - An Analysis and Interpretation
    Filozofia Nauki 15 (1): 105-120. 2007.
    There are several faces of Four-Dimensionalism (4D). Sometimes 4D is formulated as the thesis that the material world is composed of spatial as well as temporal parts. Another version of 4D states that persisting objects are extended over time in the same way that they are extended over space. Some Four-Dimensionalists defend the thesis that all objects persist by perduring i.e. by having different temporal parts at different times. Sometimes 4D means the same as eternalism - the thesis that pas…Read more
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    Anioł Dowigird wobec filozofii Kanta
    Studia Z Historii Filozofii 5 (3): 129-144. 2014.
    The paper aims at presenting Dowgird’s attitude toward various topics in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant – its main objective is to specify and characterise those of Dowgird’s convictions which are of a direct relevance to the issues posed within transcendental idealism. The paper delivers the most important information concerning Dowgird’s life, a general outline of his philosophical conceptions against the background of Polish Enlightenment philosophy, and – in the main part – an articulation …Read more
  • W obronie mereologicznego esencjalizmu
    Filozofia Nauki 3. 2005.
    The paper is an attempt to defend the Chisholm's metaphysical doctrine called mereological essentialism. The main thesis of mereological essentialism states that for any objects x and y - if x is ever a part of y, then y is necessarily such that x is a part of y, i.e. that all parts of y are essential to it (y has them at any time that y exists). This radical theory gives a categorisation of all objects via entia per se and entia successiva. The paper contains a critical survey of the theory of …Read more
  • The ontological theory of point eventism appears in the Polish philosophical literature as Zdzisław Augustynek's original work, belonging to the glorious philosophical tradition of the Lvov-Warsaw School. The author concentrates exclusively on "weak points" of Augustynek's eventism (skipping simultaneously all its unquestionable advantages); he examines basic notions and statements of the analysed doctrine. The main aim of this critical survey is to prepare a ground for a proper reconstruction o…Read more
  • Incendium philosophiae
    Filozofia Nauki 4. 2005.
    The text is a rejoinder to Mr. Wciórka's critical analysis of two author's arguments against nominalistic definition of abstract objects. The author shows that although his first argument is not sound, the second still remains correct. The paper also offers a modified definition of abstract objects inspired by E. N. Zalta's metaphysical theory of objects and some critical remarks, which Mr. Wciórka aimed at the earlier papers of the author
  • There are several faces of Four-Dimensionalism. Sometimes 4D-ism is formulated as the thesis that the material world is composed of spatial as well as temporal parts. Another version of 4D-ism states that persisting objects are extended over time in the same way that they are extended over space. Some Four-Dimensionalists defend the thesis that all objects persist by perduring i.e. by having different temporal parts at different times. Sometimes 4D-ism means the same as eternalism - the thesis t…Read more
  • In a series of influential articles Jaegwon Kim has developed strong arguments against nonreductive physicalism as a possible solution to the problem of mental causation. One of them is the Supervenience Argument which states that assuming the mental/physical supervenience thesis, the causal closure principle, the exclusion principle with the no-overdetermination requirement and property dualism we obtain the conclusion that mental causation is unintelligible. On the other hand Collin McGinn has…Read more
  • Metoda parafraz semantycznych a zagadnienie idealizmu
    Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 37 (1): 95-111. 2001.
  • Indywiduum
    Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 45 (1): 91-100. 2003.
  • Prospects for an Animalistically Oriented Simple View
    In Bartłomiej Skowron (ed.), Contemporary Polish Ontology, De Gruyter. pp. 25-50. 2019.
  • Analiza krytyczna pojęcia rzeczy w ontologii ewentyzmu punktowego
    Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 53 (1): 107-120. 2005.
  • In the text Zdarzenia, rzeczy, procesy Zdzisław Augustynek argued against some versions of liberal reism that they are not able to deliver appropriate, non-circular definitions both of events and moments respectively. The main aim of the article is to show that the objection in question is not sound: indeed, we are vested with a proce-dure to find a way out from the indicated difficulty. In the text three forms of liberal reism are presented and their problems with the relevant definitions are a…Read more
  • Kotarbiński przeciw uniwersaliom
    Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 39 (3): 95-114. 2001.
  • Dwa argumenty przeciw materializmowi
    Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 92. 2014.
  • Aksjomatyczne definicje genidentyczności
    Filozofia Nauki 19 (1). 2011.
    The main aim of the paper is to revive Zdzisław Augustynek's attempts to define the relation of genidentity. The text embraces the following issues: (i) a presentation of three axiomatic definitions of genidentity; (ii) a reconstruction of the definitions in question in the language of the predicate calculus; (iii) a supplementing the above reconstruction by appropriate proofs; (iv) an analysis of the selected methodological and ontological assumptions of the discussed systems; (v) a comparison …Read more
  • The paper offers a sketchy reconstruction of axiomatic foundations of Zalta's theory of abstract objects. The theory is based on Ernst Mally's distinction between two types of predication: an exemplification of properties and an encoding of properties. The author shows how the theory in question could be used to reconstruct in a satisfying way many other metaphysical theories e.g. the theory of Platonic Forms, the theory of situations, the theory of possible worlds. The paper also provides sever…Read more
  • On E.J. Lowe's Argument for Brobdingnagian Atomism
    Filozofia Nauki 21 (1). 2013.
    In a number of his essays E. J. Lowe has presented an interesting argument for the ontological simplicity of the self. This argument became the subject of Eric T. Ol-son’s polemic reaction, who tried — unsuccesfully — to discover a formal mistake in the argument. Eventually, the modified and improved version of Lowe’s reasoning came out in his paper Identity, Composition, and the Simplicity of the Self. It seemed that the argument for the ontological simplicity of the self has resisted criticism…Read more