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Krzysztof Brzechczyn
Adam Mickiewicz University
  1. Leszek Nowak (1943-2009).Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):7-8.
    This paper is obituary of Leszek Nowak, one of the greatest Polish philosophers of the XX century.
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    The Concept of Nonviolence in the Political Theology of Martin Luther King.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2004 - In Roman Kozłowski Karolina M. Cern (ed.), Prawo, władza, suwerenność [Law, Power, Sovereignty]. Adam Mickiewicz University Press.
    This article presents the political theology of Martin Luther King. I analyze the notion of political theology, King's argumentation in favour of non-violence strategy in politics and reconstruct a standard model of non-violence action. Finally, I discuss some philosophical and political controversies arising around passive resistance.
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    Idealizacyjny Status Praw Naukowych a Ich Zastosowanie W Praktyce Badawczej Historyków.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2013 - Ruch Filozoficzny 70 (3).
    The aid of this paper is to paraphrase, using the terminological framework of the idealisational theory of science, the issue of the accuracy of explanation. Chris Lorenz, describing the “theoretical historical debate” on the status of scientific laws, mentioned the standpoint of Nancy Cartwright. According to him, this post-positivistic approach introduced new perspectives on understanding lawfulness. The purpose of this paper is to present assumptions of another post-positivistic approach to science, namely an idealizational theory of science and to paraphrase in (...)
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    Models of Backwardness Versus Transformation in Eastern Europe. Review Article.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2008 - East European Quarterly 42 (3):317-328.
    This paper is critical analysis of book by Anna Sosnowska, "Zrozumieć zacofanie. Spory historyków o Europę Wschodnią (1947-1994)" [To Understand Backwardness: Historians' Deabates about Eastern Europe (1947-1994)]. Warszawa 2004.
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    Logical Empiricism and Logical Positivism.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - In Aviezer Tucker (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography. Wiley-Blackwell.
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    In Defence of Metanarrative in the Philosophy of History.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2008 - Interstitio. East European Review of Historical Anthropology 2 (1):7-22.
    The aim of this paper is to consider the standard objections put against the construction of metanarratives in the philosophy of history. The author distinguishes following intelectual sources questioning the grasp of Entirety in the philosophy of history: anti-naturalistic German philosophy of science, dogmatic Marxism, liberalism and postmodernism. Analysis of the content of these stances allows for disclose of hidden methodological and theoretical premises which are responsible for misunderstanding and critique of the historiosophical discourse.
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    On Courage of Actions and Cowardice of Thinking Leszek Nowak on the Provincialism of the Political Thought of Solidarno.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2012 - Latest Issue of Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 100 (1):217-234.
    In the opinion of many Western observers as well as Polish authors, the political thought of Solidarność was a mixture of ideas taken from different ideological traditions. What, in the aforementioned authors opinion, was a reason for pride was an object of criticism by Leszek Nowak, the eminent Polish philosopher, engaged in the movement. One of his most important charges against the political thought of this movement was its intellectual provincialism and its inability to propose something new and fresh. The (...)
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    Paths to Democracy of the Post-Soviet Republics: Attempt at Conceptualization.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2007 - In Ewa Czerwińska-Schupp (ed.), Values and Norms in the Age of Globalization. Peter Lang. pp. 1--30.
    The paper conceptualizes five basic developmental paths the post-Soviet republics followed. The conceptual framework of this paper is expanded theory of real socialism in non-Marxian historical materialism, namely proposed the model of secession from socialist empire. The first developmental path was followed by societies in which an independent civil revolution took place. This path of development bifurcates into two furhter sub-variants. Namely civil revolutions in the Baltic republics (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) resulted in the independence and stable democracies. Civil revolution in (...)
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    Between Limited Democratisation and Limited Autocratisation. Political Development of the Ukrainian Society.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2007 - In Roman Kozłowski & Karolina M. Cern (eds.), Etyka a współczesność [Ethics and Modernity]. Adam Mickiewicz University Press.
    The aim of this paper is to present political development of the Ukrainian society in years 1991-2004 in the light of conceptual apparatus of non-Marxian historical materialism.
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    O odwadze w czynach i tchórzostwie w myśleniu. Leszek Nowak o prowincjonalizmie solidarnościowej myśli społeczno-politycznej.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2015 - Filo-Sofija 15 (29):59-78.
    In the opinion of many Western observers as well as Polish authors, the political thought of Solidarność was a mixture of ideas drawn from different ideological pedigrees. What, in the aforementioned authors’ opinion, was a reason for pride, was an object of criticism by Leszek Nowak, the eminent Polish philosopher, engaged in the Solidarność movement. One of his most important charges against the political thought of this movement was its intellectual provincialism and its inability to propose something new and fresh. (...)
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    The State of the Teutonic Order as a Socialist Society.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 1993 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 33:397-414.
    This paper aims to analyze the social structure of the society in Teutonic state (1226-1525), which was distinct from structure of estate societies. The author put hypothesis that Teutonic Knight monopolised in their state political, economical and spiritual power. In the light of this thesis certain trends from history of the state of Teutonic Order are explained.
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    The Notion of Central Europe in Historiography.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2000 - Periphery. Journal of Polish Affairs 6:4-9.
    The aim of this paper is analyse the notion of Central Europe used in historiography. The author reconstructs different meanings of this term used in the works of George Schopflin, Peter Burke, Oskar Halecki, Piotr Wandycz. This notion has not only geographic but also social and historical meaning.
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    On the Process of Liberation of the Baltic Countries From the Soviet Domination in Years 1985-1991: Attempt at a Model.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2008 - In Marek Rutkowski (ed.), Relacje nowych krajów Unii Europejskiej z Federacją Rosyjską (w aspekcie politycznym, ekonomicznym, kulturowym i społecznym). Wyższa Szkoła Finansów i Zarządzania w Białymstoku.
    The aim of this paper is to analyze the beginnings and growth of civil movements in the Baltic republics in years 1985-1991, which led to their state independence. Proces of liberation of Baltic societies will be analyzed according to the following criteria: size and range of the civil movement and forms of its institutionalization (i), political concession made by republican authorities (ii) and level of control over the republican structure of power exercised by the civil movements (iii). Finally, I will (...)
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    Recepcja Sporów Pomiędzy Pozytywizmem a Narratywizmem W Polskiej Historii Filozofii. Wprowadzenie.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2013 - Ruch Filozoficzny 70 (3).
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    Varieties of Idealization and Strategies of Modification of Social Theory. The Case of the Totalitarian Syndrome.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2012 - Człowiek I Społeczeństwo 34:235-47.
    The aim of this paper is to consider the influence of the methodological status of the concept of the totalitarian syndrome on the strategy of its development. It is argued that the totalitarian syndrome as put forward by Carl J. Friedrich and Zbigniew Brzezinski represented a kind of social modelling. However, there are different approaches to modelling in the social sciences. Modelling, when perceived from a neo-Hegelian perspectives, leads to the elaboration of dependencies between social phenomenon and their main factors. (...)
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    On Two Predictions of the Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe That is What Conditions of Making Accurate Predictions in History Are?Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 38:15-22.
    The decline of communism in Eastern Europe in years 1989-1991 was a big surprise for Western Sovietology. The sudden disappearance of the object of research would undermine the reason of existence of the whole science. For this reason, in the first half of the 90s Western scientists tried to answer following question: why Sovietology was not able to predict the demise of communism. The purpose of my paper is not to make one more analysis of factors responsible for this failure (...)
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    In the Trap of Post-Socialist Stagnation: On Political Development of the Belarusian Society in the Years 1986-2006.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - In Tadeusz Buksiński (ed.), Democracy in Western and Post-Communist Countries. Twenty Years after the Fall of Communism. Peter Lang.
    The aim of this paper is to analyze the political development of the Belarusian society in the years 1986–2006 in order to answer the following questions: (i) what was the impact of support the nomenclature of the Belarusian Communist Party gave to the Belarusian independence after August 1991 on the process of decrease in power regulation (or in other words – democratization), (ii) why initial period of decrease in power regulation was replaced by its growth and (iii) why this growth (...)
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    The Distinctiveness of Central Europe in Light of the Cascadeness of the Historical Process.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 97 (1):231-268.
    The author interprets the emergence of the manorial-serf economy in Central Europe on the basis of the concept of the cascadeness of historical process. The course of development in the XVIth century Central Europe relied on many insignificant factors which their joint influence gradually outweighed the impact of developmental regularities according to which societies in Central and Western Europe evolved from the XIth to circa the XVIth centuries. Factors that appear in the cascade of European differentiation are divided by the (...)
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    Unsuccessful Conquest and Successful Subordination. A Contribution to the Theory of Intersocial Relations.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 1993 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 33:445-456.
    The aim of this paper is to extend the Leszek Nowak's theory of socialist empire by introducing weaker forms of intersocial relation, e. gr. unsuccessful attempt at conquest and subordination. In the light of concretization of the model of socialist empire some facts from history of Soviet Union (intervention of the Entente and World War II) and socialist countries (autonomy of Albania and Romania in socialist bloc) are explained.
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    Civil Loop and the Absorption of Elites.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 1993 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 33:1993.
    The aim of this paper is to extend Leszek Nowak's theory of power in non-Marxian historical materialism by such categories as civil collapes, elite absorption and balanced revolution.
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    Methodological Peculiarities of History in Light of Idealizational Theory of Science.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 97 (1):137-157.
    The aim of the paper is an extension of the idealizational theory of science in order to explicate intuitions of historians and philosophers of history about unpredictability and contingency of history. The author identifies two types of essential structures: the first kind dominated by the main factor and the second kind which is dominated by a class of secondary factors. In an essential structure dominated by the main factor, the power of influence it exerts is greater than the sum of (...)
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    Polish Discussions on the Nature of Communism and Mechanisms of its Collapse: A Review Article.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2008 - East European Politics and Societies 22 (4):828-855.
    The author, against the background of Communist Studies developed in Poland since World War I, reconstructs theoretical orientations that explained the communist system in that country. In this paper, the division of theoretical approaches into political, economic, and cultural ones is proposed. Each of them seeks factors responsible for nature, evolution, and final decline of the communist system in a different sphere of social life. An approach of the political type was Leszek Nowak’s theory of communism as a system of (...)
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    On Courage of Actions and Cowardice of Thinking: Leszek Nowak on the Provincialism of the Political Thought of Solidarność.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2012 - In Krzysztof Brzechczyn & Katarzyna Paprzycka (eds.), Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities. Rodopi. pp. 217-234.
    In the opinion of many Western observers (e.g. Timothy Garton Ash) as well as Polish authors (e.g., Zdzisław Kransnodębski), the political thought of Solidarność was a mixture of ideas taken from different ideological traditions (right and left). What, in the aforementioned authors opinion, was a reason for pride was an object of criticism by Leszek Nowak, the eminent Polish philosopher, engaged in the movement. One of his most important charges against the political thought of this movement was its intellectual provincialism (...)
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  24. Between Science and Literature: The Debate on the Status of History.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 97 (1):7-30.
    The author in terms of idealizational theory of science explicates two approaches to history represented by positivism (Hempel) and narrativism (White). According to positivism, history is branch of science, according to narrativism, history is closer to literature. In the second part of this paper, the author paraphrases some paradoxes of historical narrative elaborated by mentioned-above representatives of these standpoints what is argument for unity of scientific methods presupposed by idealizational theory of science.
     
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    Leszek Nowak.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):7-8.
  26. Introduction.Katarzyna Paprzycka & Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2012 - Latest Issue of Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 100 (1):7-11.
     
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    Prof. Leszek Nowak (7 I 1943-20 X 2009).Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2009 - Filo-Sofija 9 (9).
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  28. Wspomnienie o Leszku Nowaku (1943–2009).Krzysztof Brzechczyn & Piotr Przybysz - 2010 - Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia:7-14.
  29. Idealization Xiv: Models in Science.Giacomo Borbone & Krzysztof Brzechczyn (eds.) - 2016 - Brill | Rodopi.
    The book "Idealization XIV: Models in Science" offers a detailed ontological, epistemological and historical account of the role of models in scientific practice. The volume contains contributions of different international scholars who developed many aspects of the use of idealizations and models both in the natural and the social sciences. This volume is particularly relevant because it offers original contributions concerning one of the main topic in philosophy of science: the role of models in such branches of the sciences and (...)
     
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  30. Book Review. [REVIEW]Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2011 - Epistemologia 34:145-148.
    Francesco Coniglione , “Special Issue: Mirrors: Science and Knowledge Society”, Axiomathes. An International Journal in Ontology and Cognitive Systems 19 , 4, pp. 351-523.
     
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    Idealization Xiii: Modeling in History.Krzysztof Brzechczyn (ed.) - 2009 - Rodopi.
    The book reveals different dimensions of modeling in the historical sciences. Papers collected in the first part (Ontology of the Historical Process) consider different models of historical reality and discuss their status. The second part (Modeling in the Methodology of History) presents various forms of idealization in historiographic research. The papers in the third part (Modeling in the Research Practice) present various models of past reality (e.g. of Poland, Central Europe and the general history of the feudal system) put forward (...)
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  32. Profesor Leszek Nowak (1943-2009) - wspomnienie.Krzysztof Brzechczyn - 2010 - Ruch Filozoficzny 67 (1).
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    Thinking About Provincialism in Thinking.Krzysztof Brzechczyn & Katarzyna Paprzycka (eds.) - 2012 - Rodopi.
    The volume addresses a problem rarely discussed by philosophers - the question of provincialism in science (in the broadest sense of the term). There are only a few great centers of science, which attract funding and provide almost ideal opportunities for research and development. They also attract some of the best researchers. Some - but not all. For a variety of reasons, some of the best researchers, or ones who have that potential, may do science outside these centers, in the (...)
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  34. Towards a Revival of Analytical Philosophy of History: Around Paul A. Roth's Vision of Historical Sciences.Krzysztof Brzechczyn (ed.) - 2017 - Brill | Rodopi.
    The purpose of _Towards a Revival of Analytical Philosophy of History: Around Paul A. Roth's Vision of Historical Sciences_ is to discuss the revival of analytical philosophy of history proposed by Paul A. Roth. The authors characterize the status of philosophy of history and discuss its ontological, epistemological and explanatory dimensions.
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  35. Towards a Revival of Analytical Philosophy of History. Around Paul A. Roth’s Vision of Historical Sciences.Krzysztof Brzechczyn (ed.) - 2017 - Brill-Rodopi.
    The purpose of _Towards a Revival of Analytical Philosophy of History: Around Paul A. Roth's Vision of Historical Sciences_ is to discuss the revival of analytical philosophy of history proposed by Paul A. Roth. The authors characterize the status of philosophy of history and discuss its ontological, epistemological and explanatory dimensions.
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