Existence, Sense and Values. Essays in Metaphysics and Phenomenology

Edited by Sebastian Tomasz Kołodziejczyk

by Sebastian Kołodziejczyk (Author)
Others 300 Pages


This collection of essays is about some of the most fundamental issues connected with metaphysics, theory of values and philosophy of man. In the first part of the book, the author is trying to answer questions concerning both the methodological status of metaphysics and the main subject-matter of metaphysical investigations. He convincingly argues that metaphysics is an indispensable domain of research that may help us to understand the world and what we experience in much better manner. In the next part, the author draws our attention to the problem of existence and the ways we experience it. The question on existence is definitely the central issue of this entire volume, also in the next two parts of the book where the author focuses on values, their origins and status as well as their relationship to human nature. What is particularly intriguing about this collection of essays is its unique and fruitful combination of different methodologies and traditions in one rich and persuasive picture of the most basic philosophical problems.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2013 (November)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 300 pp.

Biographical notes

Sebastian Kołodziejczyk (Author)

Władysław Antoni Stróżewski, born in Krotoszyn in 1933, studied philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland). For many years, he lectured at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and many other institutions of higher education. After retiring from Jagiellonian University he started conducting seminars at the Academia Ignatianum in Kraków. He is a member of the Polish Academy of Letters and Sciences and the President of the Polish Philosophical Society. As an author he has published eleven books and more than 350 papers, reviews, and notes.


Title: Existence, Sense and Values. Essays in Metaphysics and Phenomenology