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Twardowski on Presentations and Truth

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2015

Katarzyna Kijania-Placek*
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. E-mail:


This paper is concerned with Twardowski’s role as a teacher and a founder of the Lvov-Warsaw School of logic and philosophy as well as with his main contributions to philosophy: the distinction between the content and object of presentations and his defense of objective truth, which initiated a debate on the eternity of truth in the School. It would perhaps be no exaggeration to say that the emergence of the Lvov-Warsaw School was the result of the premeditated efforts of one philosopher, namely Kazimierz Twardowski. Therefore, I will first present Twardowski’s role as a teacher and founder of the School and then move on to his theoretical achievements.

Focus: Logic and Philosophy in Poland
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