Lech Szczucki – an Unconventional Historian of Philosophy

Zbigniew Ogonowski

This article is not solely an occasional elaboration; for although it cannot be denied that an anniversary celebration was the incentive for its writing, it is not the author’s intention to present a jubilee eulogy. Neither is “Archive of the History of Philosophy and Social Thought” a journal suitable for publishing congratulatory cards, nor is the author of this paper, unfortunately, a person who would be able to perform such a task in a stylish and graceful way. The aim I set for myself here is different – taking advantage of the anniversary character of the 47th volume of “The Archive”, I would like to present, briefly and to the point, without embellishments, the information concerning the forms of the celebrant’s scientific activity, rather untypical in the environment to which he belongs by profession, as well as to point out the results of this activity, materialised in the form of publications, though only the most important ones. On no account should this article be treated as an exhaustive discussion of Szczucki’s academic achievements.

DOI: 10.37240/AHFiMS.2019.64.1



Keywords: Ogonowski · Szczucki · aranism · Dudycz

Zbigniew Ogonowski (1924-2018) – main field of interest: history of philosophy. Worked at PIW in Warsaw, as a member of the Editing Committee of the Collected Writings of Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski and in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAN in Warsaw. Among his works are: Problem of tolerance in Poland in XVII century (1958), Locke (1972), Philosophy and Social Thought of the XVII century. 700 years of the Polish Thought, vol. I and II (1979), An outline of the history of philosophy in Poland in XVII and XVIII century (coauthor and editor), Arianic Thought in Poland in XVII century. Anthology of Texts (1991), Political Philosophy in Poland in XVII century and the Tradition of the European Democracy (1992). Former Editor-In-Chief of the “Archives”, now member of the Advisory Board.   »  

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