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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


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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Works of Zygmunt Zawirski

Dissertations and printed articles

Zygmunt Zawirski. Ilość praw kojarzenia przedstawień. Szkic historyczno-krytyczny [Amount of the Laws of Associations. A Historical-critical Essay]. Rzeszów: Drukarnia J.A. Pelar, 1909–1910.

Zygmunt Zawirski. “W Sprawie wiecznego powracania wszechrzeczy [On the Eternal Returns of All Matters].” Ruch Filozoficzny [The Philosophical Movement - RF], Vol. 1, No. 7 (1911), pp. 157–158.

Zygmunt Zawirski. “Przyczynowość a stosunek funkcjonalny [Causality and Functional Relation].” Przegląd Filozoficzny [Philosophical Review - PF], Vol. 15, No. 1 (1912), pp. 1–66.

Zygmunt Zawirski. Przyczynowość a stosunek funkcjonalny. Studium z zakresu teorii poznania [Causality and Functional Relation. An Epistemological Study]. Lwów: 1912.

Zygmunt Zawirski. “W sprawie okresowości wszechświata [On the Periodicity of Universe].” In: Księga pamiątkowa XI Zjazdu Lekarzy i Przyrodników Polskich w Krakowie 18–22 lipca 1911 [A Book in the Memorial of 11th Convention of Doctors and Biology Teachers]. Kraków: Komitet Gospodarczy, 1913, pp. 102–103.

Zygmunt Zawirski. O modalności sądów [On the Modality of Judgements]. Lwów: Polskie Towarzystwo Filozoficzne, 1914.

Zygmunt Zawirski. “Refleksje filozoficzne nad teorią względności [Philosophical Reflections on the Theory of Relativity].” PF, Vol. 23 (1920), pp. 343–366.

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