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Towards Scientific Metaphysics, Volume 1

In the Circle of the Scientific Metaphysics of Zygmunt Zawirski. Development and Comments on Zawirski’s Concepts and their Philosophical Context

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Krzysztof Śleziński

The book presents results from research conducted by Zygmunt Zawirski on the theory of knowledge, quantum mechanics, logic, ontology and metaphysics.

The works undertaken in the field of logic, methodology and philosophy of science, and in particular the philosophy of nature and natural science testify to a solid preparation for the fundamental task of developing contemporary scientific philosophy. The emerging mathematical natural science did not have those possibilities which emerged in the 20th Century and which Zygmunt Zawirski (1882-1948) used. In the development of scientific metaphysics, he took into account both the achievements of modern logic, mathematics and physics. Zawirski builds scientific metaphysics by referring to empiricism, broadly understood experience. Modern metaphysics should meet high standards of precision and uniqueness, which is why Zawirski attempts to apply the axiomatic method to both the analysis of the theory of physics and the scientific metaphysics.

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The works undertaken in the field of logic, methodology and philosophy of science, and in particular the philosophy of nature and natural science testify to a solid preparation for the fundamental task of developing contemporary scientific philosophy. The emerging mathematical natural science did not have those possibilities that emerged in the 20th century and which Zawirski used. In the development of scientific metaphysics, he took into account both the achievements of modern logic and mathematics as well as physics. Zawirski builds scientific metaphysics by referring to empiricism, to broadly understood experience. Modern metaphysics should meet high standards of precision and uniqueness, which is why Zawirski attempts to apply the axiomatic method to both the analysis of the theory of physics and the scientific metaphysics.

The study of the concept of scientific metaphysics aims not only to show the historical importance of the achievements of native philosophy, but above all to pay attention to their timeliness. Conducted research on philosophy and the general theory of reality developed within its framework are to show how this project proposed by Zawirski was implemented by him, and to what extent it is still valid, due to the continuous development of natural science.

The first volume consists of three parts. In the first one, I discuss the most important areas of Zawirski’s colloquial research, highlighting many detailed issues that particularly demonstrate a very good knowledge of not only the ongoing methodological discussion outside of Poland, but also a very...

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