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  1. Elżbieta Łukasiewicz (2012). Primary-Secondary Quality Distinction. Polish Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):47-76.
    In the present paper we shall first focus on Locke’s and Reid’s understanding of primary and secondary qualities, as these two approaches mark the main dividing line in interpreting this distinction. Next, we will consider some modern approaches to the distinction and try to answer the question of whether, from theperspective of what we know about perception of sensory qualities, Locke’s ontological interpretation or Reid’s epistemological approach to the distinction are tenable ideas. Finally, we will concentrate on the relation between (...)
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  2. Elżbieta Łukasiewicz (2010). Can common sense knowledge be common? On Thomas Reid’s self-evident truths from the perspective of anthropological linguistics. Archiwum Historii Filozofii I Myśli Społecznej 55.
    The aim of the paper is to consider from the perspective of contemporary anthropological linguistics the plausibility of universal, self-evident truths based on innate principles of cognition as they were propounded by Th omas Reid in his philosophy of common sense. The key problem is whether it is possible to trace any innate principles that would underlie common sense, practical knowledge and comprise truths which are selfevident, clear and directly accessible to all members of homo sapiens. Reid’s assumptions are considered (...)
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  3. Elżbieta Łukasiewicz (2010). Husserl's Lebenswelt and the Problem of Spatial Cognition – in Search of Universals. Polish Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):23-43.
    Perception and conceptualization of space are some of the most basic elements of human cognition. It has been long assumed that human spatial thinkingand frames of reference used to grasp and describe the location of an object in relation to other objects are of universal nature and so are projected in naturallanguages in basically the same manner; three principal dimensions in egocentric perceptual space were distinguished: up-down, front-back and left-right, reflecting our biological make-up. If differences in spatial terminology were observed, (...)
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  4. Elżbieta Łukasiewicz (2008). Czy język to projekt doskonały? Zasada ekonomii w strukturze języka i założeniach programu minimalistycznego. Filozofia Nauki 1.
    The aim of the paper is to consider the notions of economy, redundancy and optimality, with regard to language structure and its functioning in time and with regard to certain principles of the Universal Grammar. I argue that the notion of optimality needs not to be congruent with economy, and at odds with redundancy. On the contrary, if we hold realistic premises regarding the ontology of language (as Chomsky does) and think of language as a natural system existing in time, (...)
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