The Heritage of Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz

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This book presents Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz's philosophy. Ajdukiewicz was one of the most distinguished and important philosophers of the contemporary Poland. He produced important ideas in logic, epistemology, philosophy of language, and ontology. He influenced Polish analytic philosophy very much. The collection gives a general account of Ajdukiewicz philosophy and it is the only full presentation of his ideas available in Western languages. The...
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This book presents Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz's philosophy. Ajdukiewicz was one of the most distinguished and important philosophers of the contemporary Poland. He produced important ideas in logic, epistemology, philosophy of language, and ontology. He influenced Polish analytic philosophy very much. The collection gives a general account of Ajdukiewicz philosophy and it is the only full presentation of his ideas available in Western languages. The volume is of interest for everybody working in analytic philosophy.

Contents: Preface. Jerzy GIEDYMIN: Ajdukiewicz's Life and Personality. Kazimierz AJDUKIEWICZ: My Philosophical Ideas. Liliana ALBERTAZZI: Some Elements of Transcendentalism in Ajdukiewicz. Tadeusz BATÓG: Ajdukiewicz and the Development of Formal Logic. Alonzo CHURCH: A Theory of the Meaning of Names. Miroslawa CZARNAWSKA: The Way from Concept to Thought. Does it Exist in Ajdukiewicz's Semantical Theory? Evelyn DÖLLING: Real Objects and Existence. Jerzy GIEDYMIN: Radical Conventionalism, Its Background and Evolution: PoincarÉ, LeRoy, Ajdukiewicz. Jacek J. JADACKI: Definition, Explication and Paraphrase in the Ajdukiewiczian Tradition. Guido KÜNG: Ajdukiewicz's Contribution to the Realism/Idealism Debate. Janusz MACIASZEK: Problems of Proper Names: Ajdukiewicz and Some Contemporary Results. Witold MARCISZEWSKI: Real Definitions and Creativity. Krystyna MISIUNA: Categorial Grammar and Ontological Commitment. Leszek NOWAK: Ajdukiewicz and the Status of the Logical Theory of Natural Language. Adam OLECH: Some Remarks on Ajdukiewicz's and Husserl's Approaches to Meaning. AlexORENSTEIN: Existence Sentences. Jaroslaw PASEK: Ajdukiewicz on Indicative Conditional. Roberto POLI: The Problem of Position: Ajdukiewicz and Leibniz on Intensional Expressions. Marian PRZELECKI: The Law of Excluded Middle and the Problem of Idealism. Henryk SKOLIMOWSKI: Ajdukiewicz, Rationality and Language. Klemens SZANIAWSKI: Ajdukiewicz on Non-Deductive Inference. Achille VARZI: Variable-Binders as Functors. Vladimir VASYUKOV: Categorial Semantics for Ajdukiewicz-Lambek Calculus. Heinrich WANSING: On the Expressiveness of Categorial Grammar. Jan WOLENSKI: On Ajdukiewicz's Refutation of Scepticism. Bibliography of Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz's Publications. Bibliography on Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz in Western Languages. Authors and Editors.
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  • ISBN-13: 9789051838084
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 369
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.23 (d)

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