Stanisław JaneczekCorresponding author

Philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL)
Trends - People - Ideas

5 – 2000, pages 7-20
Date of online publication: 30 November 2020
Date of publication: 30 November 2000


Philosophy at KUL seems to be omnipresent, for - similarly as at the medieval university - it fulfilled and still fulfils the propaedeutic functions. Students from all the faculties must gain philosophical culture much more thoroughly than at other Polish universities. Thereby we refer to the ancient ideal of philosophy as an alma mater of all other scientific disciplines, and express the fact that the university cares that the students of all the departments could better perceive the specific character of their own discipline against a historical and
methodological background. Now the most important thing is that at KUL one sees in philosophy an inspiring, ordering and integrating foundation of an outlook shaped by young people. They take up various
studies and at the same time undertake the most beautiful effort to form themselves. In like manner, „unfortunately", the students of all the faculties from the very beginning had to and have to take an exam in
the basic philosophical issues, including especially history of philosophy and ethics, and also the disciplines developing formal skills, like logic or methodology.

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Janeczek. Stanisław. "Philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin (KUL)." Forum Philosophicum 5 (2000): 7–20. doi:10.35765/forphil.2000.0501.1.