Jarosław PaszyńskiCorresponding author and Jacek Poznański Corresponding author ORCID id

The Subject of Metaphysics and the Way of its Determination
A Philosophical Symposium at „Ignatianum"

6 – 2001, pages 239-242
Date of online publication: 30 November 2020
Date of publication: 30 November 2001


On the 11th of January, 2001 the Philosophical Circle of the University School of Philosophy and of Education Ignatianum in Cracow organised a philosophical symposium on: The subject of metaphysics and
the way of its determination
. This problem seems important nowadays, although it has been discussed throughout the whole philosophical tradition. Solutions concerning basic philosophical problems have their
impact on the understanding of reality, first of all the human being and the culture created by him which is expressed in knowledge, morality, arts and religion. Reflection on the foundations of philosophy is
especially important in the contemporary intellectual climate which is dominated by relativism and nihilism. This is demonstrated by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Fides et Ratio, which also proposes the
way of overcoming the crisis through the return to the philosophy of being, that is metaphysics. The guests invited to the symposium belong to the above-mentioned philosophical trend.

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Paszyński, Jarosław, Poznański, Jacek. "The Subject of Metaphysics and the Way of its Determination: A Philosophical Symposium at Ignatianum." Forum Philosophicum 6 (2001): 239–42. doi:10.35765/forphil.2001.0601.14.