Lwow-Warsaw School of Logic

Lwow-Warsaw School of Logic

The Lwów–Warsaw School of Logic was headed by Kazimierz Twardowski, who had been a student of Franz Brentano and is regarded as the "father of Polish logic."

The Lwów–Warsaw School of Logic lay at the origin of Polish logic and was closely associated with the Warsaw School of Mathematics. It began as a more general philosophical school but steadily moved toward logic. In the 1930s Alfred Tarski initiated contacts with the Vienna Circle. Besides Brentano, Brentano's pupils Anton Marty, Alexius Meinong and Edmund Husserl also exerted a considerable influence on Polish philosophy and the Lwów–Warsaw School. Principal topics of interest to this school were formal ontology, mereology, universal or categorial grammar, and the like.

Notable members of the school included:

* Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz
* Tadeusz Czezowski
* Tadeusz Kotarbiński
* Stanisław Jaśkowski
* Czeslaw Lejewski
* Stanisław Leśniewski
* Jan Łukasiewicz
* Alfred Tarski
* Kazimierz Twardowski


* Szaniawski, K., ed., "The Vienna Circle and the Lvov–Warsaw School", Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer.
* Wolenski, Jan, "Logic and Philosophy in the Lvov–Warsaw School", Dordrecht/Boston/Lancaster: Reidel, 1989.
* Coniglione, F., "Polish Scientific Philosophy: The Lvov–Warsaw School", Amsterdam-Atlanta:Rodopi, 1993.
* Smith, Barry, "Austrian Philosophy", Chicago, Open Court Publishing Company, 1994.

ee also

* School of Brentano
* Lwów–Warsaw School
* Polish School of Mathematics
* History of philosophy in Poland

External links

* [http://www.fmag.unict.it/~polphil/PolPhil/LvovWarsaw/LvovWarsaw.html The Lvóv-Warsaw School]
* [http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2003/entries/lvov-warsaw/ The Lvóv-Warsaw School] , by Jan Woleński. in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lwów-Warsaw School — Lwow Warsaw School may refer to:* Lwów–Warsaw School of Logic * Lwów School of Mathematics * Warsaw School of Mathematics * Lwów Warsaw School of History …   Wikipedia

  • Warsaw School of Mathematics — is the name given to a group of mathematicians who worked at Warsaw, Poland, in the two decades between the World Wars, especially in the fields of logic, set theory, point set topology and real analysis. They published in the journal Fundamenta… …   Wikipedia

  • School of Brentano — The School of Brentano refers to the philosophers and psychologists who studied with Franz Brentano and were essentially influenced by him. While it was never a school in the traditional sense, Brentano tried to maintain some cohesion in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lwów Eaglets — Lwów Eaglets; Defenders of the Cemetery , painting by Wojciech Kossak, 1926, oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm, Polish Army Museum, Warsaw Lwów Eaglets (Polish: Orlęta Lwowskie) is a term of affection applied to the Polish teenagers who defended the… …   Wikipedia

  • Polish School of Mathematics — The Polish School of Mathematics was the remarkably creative mathematics community that flourished in Poland in the 20th century, particularly during the Interbellum between World Wars I and II. Overview The Polish School of Mathematics subsumed …   Wikipedia

  • Lviv — Lwów , Lvov , and Lemberg redirect here. For other uses, see Lwów (ship), Lvov (disambiguation), and Lemberg (disambiguation). Lviv Львів View of the historic Old Town …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred Tarski — Infobox scientist name = Alfred Tarski caption = birth date = birth date|1901|01|14 birth place = Warsaw, Poland (under Russian rule at the time) death date = death date|1983|10|26 death place = Berkeley, California fields = Mathematics, logic,… …   Wikipedia

  • Jan Łukasiewicz — (pronounced|ˈjan wukaˈɕɛvʲitʂ) (21 December, 1878 ndash; 13 February, 1956) was a Polish mathematician born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine). His major mathematical work centred on mathematical logic. He thought… …   Wikipedia

  • Kazimierz Twardowski — Kazimierz Jerzy Skrzypna Twardowski, Ritter von Ogończyk (October 20, 1866, Vienna, Austria – February 11, 1938, Poland) was a Polish philosopher and logician.LifeTwardowski studied philosophy in Vienna with Franz Brentano and Robert Zimmermann.… …   Wikipedia

  • Stanisław Leśniewski — (March 30 1886 – May 13 1939) was a Polish mathematician, philosopher and logician.LifeLeśniewski belonged to the first generation of the Lwów Warsaw School of logic founded by Kazimierz Twardowski. Together with Alfred Tarski and Jan Łukasiewicz …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.