On Philosophy of Barbara Skarga: An Approach to Get to Know Her Life and Work

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Małgorzata Bogaczyk-Vormayr


Barbara Skarga (1919–2009) was one of the most important Polish Philosophers of 20th century. She was an expert in classical and contemporary French (e.g. Comte, Bergson, Lévinas) and German Philosophy (e.g. Kant, Hegel, Heidegger). In this paper I present some important biographical facts (participation in organized resistance in Vilnius, interments in Gulags) as well Skarga’s philosophical, mostly sociopolitical and ethical, ideas. I called its philosophical concept “philosophy of difference”.


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Bogaczyk-Vormayr, M. (2018). On Philosophy of Barbara Skarga: An Approach to Get to Know Her Life and Work. ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 9(1), 183-191. https://doi.org/10.14746/eip.2018.1.10
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Małgorzata Bogaczyk-Vormayr, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

Małgorzata Bogaczyk-Vormayr has studied philosophy at the University of Silesia and at The Polish Academy of Science (Graduate School for Social Research, Warsaw). Since 2012 she is Assistant Professor at AMU in Poznan, Department of Philosophy, Chair for Ethics. She has been research fellow and visiting professor i.a. in Salzburg, Munich, Dresden, Rome, and Lviv. Her research areas are Ancient Philosophy (Plato), phenomenology (Husserl, Stein), Social Ethics and Philosophy of Art (resp. Outsider Art).


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