and the Lvov-Warsaw School
International Online Symposium
In 2020, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of Roman Ingarden (1893-1970). Ingarden was one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century; he significantly contributed to ontology and aesthetics; he was a leading representative of phenomenology. Ingarden was strongly associated with the Lvov-Warsaw School (LWS), founded by Kazimierz Twardowski in Lvov in 1895. Although Ingarden is not considered a member of the School, there are some interesting connections between him and members of the LWS. Firstly, before Ingarden began his studies under supervision of Edmund Husserl in Göttingen, he studied for a year in Lvov under Twardowski. Secondly, in 1933 he got the Chair of Philosophy in Lvov, where simultaneously Twardowski’s students were active. Thirdly, after the Second World War, Ingarden became close to some of Twardowski’s students and colleagues; at the Jagiellonian University he cooperated with Izydora Dąmbska, one of Twardowski’s former student and his assistant. Ingarden also shared a scientific ethos with the LWS, which was probably motivated by common tradition and intellectual origin: both Twardowski and Husserl were students of Franz Brentano. The aim of the symposium is to explore the relationship between Ingarden and the LWS, and, in a broader perspective, the relationship between the early Polish analytical philosophy and Ingarden’s phenomenological movement. Papers concerning Ingarden’s thought, the philosophy of the LWS as well as on analytic and phenomenological movements are also welcomed.
Organizers: Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw Committee of Philosophical Disciplines, Polish Academy of Sciences