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The goal of the paper is to argue against the claim that thoughts can be modelled as having a diagram-like structure. The argument has a form of the so-called Diagram Puzzle, according to which the same features make diagrams cognitively reliable (and desirable) and unreliable (and non-desirable). I argue that to solve the Puzzle we have to accept...
In Art and Thought I argue that art is a form of thinking. I understand by that, first of all, that we can think about art as a class of conceptual operations where conceptual operations are interpreted as direct recognition of correctness of practical or cognitive disposition. Second of all, I argue that art can be understand as a way of thinking...
Review of Anna Tomaszewska's The Contents of Perceptual Experience: A Kantian Perspective, De Gruyter Open, Warsaw/Berlin 2014
My main aim is to answer the question regarding the relationship between concepts and sensuous cognition on the basis of Kant’s critical philosophy. I argue that concepts are a part of sensuous experience. The key question regarding the shape of this relation and the way concepts interconnect with sensibility are formulated in terms of the so-calle...
In the paper, basing predominantly on ideas of Sellars and so-called “Pittsburg school” of philosophy, I focus on the relation between naturalism and normativsim in rule following. In the first part I investigate a vicious regress threat in rule-following and problems that arise when one reduces rule-following to merely regular actions or extends r...
Raising God reconstructs the Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten’s project of aesthetics, as well as the aesthetic thought of Leibniz, Wolff and Pietism - religious and intellectual stems Baumgarten’s aesthetics rose from. According to the author, Baumgarten’s idea of aesthetics should be seen as an anthropological and pedagogical attempt to rethink the...
The aim of this paper is to present Giorgio Agamben's biopolitical theory in the context of the relationship between the logic of sovereignty and 'bare life'. The first part of the paper presents the foundations of his political thought and, in connection with Carl Schmitt's idea of sovereignty, considers the problem of defining the category of the...
StaroŜytni Grecy nie mieli jednego terminu dla określenia tego, co współ( cześnie rozumiemy przez kategorię Ŝycia - tą konstatacją rozpoczyna swoje anali( zy w Homo sacer Giorgio Agamben 1. Posługiwali się dwoma pojęciami: dzoē , na oznaczenie cechy przysługującej wszystkim bytom oŜywionym, i bios , które wska( zywało na formę lub sposób Ŝycia właś...
New publication: Wilkoszewska, Krystyna (ed.). Wizje i re-wizje: Wielka księga estetyki w Polsce. Krakow: Universitas, 2007, 902 pp. ISBN 83-242-0619-1
Thinking with images (here also “imagistic thinking”, “visual thinking” and “picture thinking”) is here understood as mental capability (traditionally ascribed to imagination) of thinking in or with images that includes external, most commonly visual representations (e.g., diagrams, symbol arrays, paintings, maps, drawings, visual models) and/or internal visual imagery (mental images). In the project I will try to answer the question: what is thinking with or in images? In order to do that I will address two main problems of thinking with images: (A) debate on the epistemological nature of imagistic thinking and its contribution to knowledge; (B) conceptual controversy whether and how images could play a role of medium of thought. I will argue that: Hypothesis 1: thinking with images has genuine epistemological value in its own right. Hypothesis 2: imagistic thinking enables modal knowledge, in particular, knowledge of or about epistemic possibilities. Hypothesis 3: thinking with images does not refer directly to facts but presents formal ways of perceiving reality (or constructing representations) and thus refers to facts indirectly .