Famous Philosophers from Poland

List of notable or famous philosophers from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top philosophers born in Poland and even some popular philosophers who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish philosophers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These philosophers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known philosopher from Poland is included when available.

List contains people like Pope John Paul II and Rosa Luxemburg.

This historic philosophers from Poland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Polish philosophers of note?" and "Who are the most famous philosophers from Poland?" These prominent philosophers of Poland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Polish philosophers.

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  • Alfred Tarski
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    Alfred Tarski (; January 14, 1901 – October 26, 1983), born Alfred Teitelbaum, was a Polish-American logician and mathematician of Polish-Jewish descent. Educated in Poland at the University of Warsaw, and a member of the Lwów–Warsaw school of logic and the Warsaw school of mathematics, he immigrated to the United States in 1939 where he became a naturalized citizen in 1945. Tarski taught and carried out research in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1942 until his death in 1983.A prolific author best known for his work on model theory, metamathematics, and algebraic logic, he also contributed to abstract algebra, topology, geometry, measure theory, mathematical ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1901-1983)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
  • Antoni Lange
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    Antoni Lange (1863 – 17 March 1929) was a Polish poet, philosopher, polyglot (15 languages), writer, novelist, science-writer, reporter and translator. A representative of Polish Parnassianism and symbolism, he is also regarded as belonging to the Decadent movement. He was an expert on Romanticism, French literature and a popularizer of Eastern cultures. His novel Miranda is known in some circles. He translated English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Indian, American, Serbian, Egyptian and Oriental writers into Polish and Polish poets into French and English. He was also one of the most original poets of the Young Poland movement. His work is often compared to Stéphane Mallarmé and ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1862-1929)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
  • Bohdan Urbankowski
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    Bohdan Urbankowski (born 19 May 1943 in Warsaw) is a Polish writer, poet and philosopher. An opposition activist in People's Republic of Poland, he received several awards for his publications, most of which were published underground (bibuła). The author of over 40 books, including many biographies including those of Adam Mickiewicz, Józef Piłsudski and John Paul II.
    • Age: 80
  • Edward Stachura
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    Edward Stachura [ˈɛdvard sta'xura] (listen) (18 August 1937 – 24 July 1979) was a Polish poet and writer. He rose to prominence in the 1960s, receiving prizes for both poetry and prose. His literary output includes four volumes of poetry, three collections of short stories, two novels, a book of essays, and the final work, Fabula rasa, which is difficult to classify. In addition to writing, Stachura translated literature from Spanish and French, most notably works of Jorge Luis Borges, Gaston Miron and Michel Deguy. He also wrote songs, and occasionally performed them. He committed suicide at the age of forty-one.
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1937-1979)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, Rhône-Alpes, Charvieu-Chavagneux, Isère
  • Florian Znaniecki
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    Florian Witold Znaniecki (15 January 1882 – 23 March 1958) was a Polish philosopher and sociologist who taught and wrote in Poland and in the United States. Over the course of his work he shifted his focus from philosophy to sociology. He remains a major figure in the history of Polish and American sociology; the founder of Polish academic sociology, and of an entire school of thought in sociology. He won international renown as co-author, with William I. Thomas, of the study, The Polish Peasant in Europe and America (1918–20), which is considered the foundation of modern empirical sociology. He also made major contributions to sociological theory, introducing terms such as humanistic ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1882-1958)
    • Birthplace: Świątniki, Włocławek County, Poland
  • Hermann Friedmann
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    Hermann Friedmann

    Adolph Hermann Friedmann (11 April 1873, Białystok – 25 May 1957, Heidelberg) was a German philosopher and jurist, Finnish citizen from 1906. In Finland Friedmann became known to the general public as a lawyer. His most famous case was a murder committed in 1927 in Turku. Friedmann defended the head of the University Library of Åbo Akademi and his wife in a murder trial, which was extensively reported in the newspapers around Europe.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1873-1957)
    • Birthplace: Białystok, Poland