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  • fot. Izabella Andrzejuk
    Mieczysław Gogacz
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  • fot. Archiwum KUL
    Stanisław Kamiński
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  • fot. Archiwum UKSW
    Kazimierz Kloskowski
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  • fot. Archiwum UKSW
    Kazimierz Kłósak
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  • fot. Anton Hilckman
    Feliks Koneczny
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  • fot. Janusz Rosikon/FOTONOVA
    Mieczysław A. Krąpiec
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  • fot. Wojciech Stępniowski
    Piotr Lenartowicz
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  • fot. Instytut Jana Pawła II KUL
    Tadeusz Styczeń
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  • fot. Archiwum Prowincji Jezuitów
    Tadeusz Ślipko
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  • fot. Marek Wachowicz / TVP / East News
    Józef Tischner
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  • fot. Marian Hałasa / Archiwum KUL
    Karol Wojtyła
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  • fot. Archiwum Prowincji Dominikanów
    Jacek Woroniecki
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  • fot. Marek Piekara / FOTO GOŚĆ
    Zofia J. Zdybicka
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About the project

The presented research project refers to the Polish Christian philosophy in the 20th century. Understanding its specific features and meaning is impossible without considering the basic historical and political background in which it functioned – especially in the second half of the previous century.

The 20th century was a period of a difficult trial, not only for Poland. Apart from regaining independence in 1918, the country experienced two world wars, the Bolshevik revolution, the rise of totalitarian systems, as well as organised forms of homicide linked with enslavement and contempt for human dignity. All those phenomena strongly influenced the Polish, European and world culture. They also affected philosophy. After 1945, when the Soviet Union imposed the totalitarian system on Poland, the political monopoly was accompanied by the worldview monopoly based on the official claims of the Marxist-Leninist philosophy.  

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Project leader

Project manager – editor of the series:

Rev. Dr hab. Maciej Bała, prof. UKSW – a philosopher, theologian, and lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (UKSW), the head of the Chair of Philosophy of God and Religion, a vice-rector in charge of general affairs and the development of UKSW...

Rev. Dr hab. Maciej Paweł Bała, prof. UKSW
Phone: + 48 506 132 993
e-mail: m.bala@uksw.edu.pl

Substantial work coordinator:

Dr hab. Piotr Stanisław Mazur, prof. Ignatianum – a philosopher and lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow (AIK), the head of the Chair of the Philosophy of Man, a vice-director of the Institute of Philosophy of AIK...

Dr hab. Piotr Mazur, prof. Ignatianum
Phone: + 48 785 032 103
E-mail: piotr.mazur@ignatianum.edu.pl

 

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Team

The initiator and the only organisational unit that carries out the project and is responsible for its fulfilment is the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow.

While carrying out the project, the academics and doctoral students of the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow (altogether 14 people) are working with the group of 47 people representing 15 other universities in Poland and abroad:

  • Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw (Branch in Biała Podlaska)
  • John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • Kujawy and Pomorze University in Bydgoszcz
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
  • Jagiellonian University
  • Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
  • University of Opole
  • John Paul II Pontifical University in Krakow
  • University of Szczecin
  • University of Silesia in Katowice
  • University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
  • University of Wroclaw
  • School of Administration in Bielsko Biała
  • College of Social and Media Culture in Toruń
  • Pontifical Lateran University in Rome
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