Paweł Stanisław CzarneckiCorresponding author

Wojciech Słomski. Szkice o filozofii polskiej XX wieku [Drafts on Polish Philosophy of the 20th century]

[Wojciech Słomski: Drafts on Polish Philosophy of the 20th Century]

9 - 2004, pages 295-297
Date of online publication: 29 August 2016
Date of publication: 30 November 2004


After a brief look at Drafts on Polish philosophy of the twentieth century you could get the impression that this is a work dedicated to the most recent works of Polish philosophy. However after a moment of consideration, it seems hard to believe that a contemporary philosopher would write a history of twentieth century philosophy which could be considered neither as his history nor his philosophy. The distinction between history and philosophy in this case is not accidental since Wojciech Słomski does not try to present a completely closed view of philosophical thought in the last century but aims at expressing that which he himself considers most valuable in contemporary Polish philosophy. It turns out that despite first impressions, we are not dealing with a systematic lecture, maintaining a cold and impartial approach to the subject but with a text written by an independent philosopher who cannot write differently about philosophy than Wojciech Słomski has done. For this reason too, the philosophy in Drafts is a living philosophy, made up of the most current propositions considered by W. Słomski as more important than the task of executing clear distinctions and pigeonholing of presented views into categories created by philosophers.

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Czarnecki, Paweł Stanisław. “Wojciech Słomski. Szkice o filozofii polskiej XX wieku.” Forum Philosophicum 9 (2004): 295–7. doi:10.35765/forphil.2004.0901.25.