Chair in Philosophy of Politics

The area of research interests

Staff members at the Chair in Philosophy of Politics conduct research in the following areas:

  • philosophy and ethics of politics
  • history of western political thought
  • history of Polish political thought
  • theory of state and law
  • theory of democracy
  • philosophy and ethics of security
  • history of western philosophy
  • contemporary political philosophy
  • republican traditions
  • conservatism and liberalism
  • civil society

The courses taught by the members of the Chair cover the topics such as:

  • history of the world of political and legal thought
  • philosophy and ethics of politics
  • contemporary discussions conducted within the framework of political philosophy
  • the theory of democracy, civil society, the public sphere and multiculturalism
  • the issues of modernity and secularization
  • the problem of multiculturalism from the perspectives of political philosophy
  • formation of legal traditions
  • philosophy and ethics of security

Contact details

Mickiewicza Al. No. 3, rooms 215 and 216
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Head of the Chair: prof. Bogdan Szlachta, PhD

Position: professor

Research interests:

History of western political thought (especially mediaeval and later ones, including Polish political thought), contemporary discussions on political philosophy.

 

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prof. of UJ Arkady Rzegocki, PhD

Position: professor

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prof. of UJ Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves, PhD

Position: professor

 

Research interests:

 

Contemporary philosophy and ethics of politics; history of political thought; classical and early modern republican tradition; neo-republicanism; Polish political thought of the 16th century; theories of civil society, democracy and democratization; public sphere; multiculturalism; political education.

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Piotr Dardziński, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Arkadiusz Górnisiewicz, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

History of political thought; political philosophy; theories of modernity; philosophy of history; political theology; semantics of political terminology.

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Krzysztof Mazur, PhD

Position: assistant lecturer with a doctor's degree

Research interests:

 

Contemporary political philosophy, political analysis, public policies, innovation policy, technology and democracy, national security.

 

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