Mgr Dominika Kosiewicz-Wawrzonkowska (Ph.D. candidate)
The studies conducted at the Department of British Philosophy mainly encompass modern philosophy conceived in Britain, especially the works of its classics: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume and Adam Smith, as well as aesthetics, which was formulated at that time by such authors as Shaftesbury, Francis Hutcheson, Edmund Burke, or Alexander Gerard.
Intensive translation works are also being conducted in order to introduce to the Polish culture source texts that have thus far remained untranslated – both the works of fundamental importance to the history of philosophy, and writings of lesser importance, the knowledge of which can shed light on the richness of the background against which the most important works were created. The plans for the near future include the commencement of works on the first Polish translation of the most important works of the eighteenth-century English deism, such as Christianity Not Mysterious by J. Toland, Reasonableness of Christianity by J. Locke and the Essay on Free-thinking by J. Collins. In addition, the staff’s interest include modern German and French aesthetics and philosophy.
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