We have the honor to invite you to access the latest, this time mainly philosophical, issue of the semi-annual journal of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Cracow. It is largely devoted to the thought of Fr. Prof. Stanisław Ziemiański, PhD, S.J., an important and vivid figure of the Cracow Jesuit philosophical center. He was a student of Fr. Prof. Mieczysław Albert Krąpiec, O.P., who was the supervisor of his doctoral thesis defended at the Catholic University of Lublin in 1978. From 1962 to 2006, Fr. Ziemiański taught metaphysics, natural theology, philosophy of God and cosmology at the then Faculty of Philosophy of the Society of Jesus in Krakow, and from 1988 to 2006, he also taught the history of medieval philosophy. For many years, he worked at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow (the present-day Pontifical University of John Paul II) and at the Faculty of Theology in Bratislava, Slovakia. Father Ziemiański’s writings dealt with metaphysical and epistemological issues, but he devoted most of his attention to the question of God (primarily the arguments for His existence) developing considerations at the crossroads of metaphysics and sciences, mainly physics and cosmology. He included his reflections on this topic in a monograph titled Teologia naturalna. Filozoficzna problematyka Boga (Kraków 1995, 2008). Father Professor also studied the philosophy of inanimate nature, using the results of natural sciences, which he interpreted in a neo-Thomistic spirit. Father Ziemiański’s 90th birthday provided a great opportunity to summarize and deliver an initial critical response to the 60 years of his scientific work. To commemorate this event, the Institute of Philosophy at the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Cracow organized a one-day scientific symposium titled Around the Philosophical Reflections of Stanisław Ziemiański, which took place on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, within the walls of his alma mater. Subsequent papers by researchers from various academic centers dealt with issues from his key areas of scientific interest, namely, Fr. Ziemiański’s metaphysics, his natural theology, philosophy of nature, his research on the philosophy of Francis Suarez, meta-philosophical problematics and the relationship between science and religion.

Jak cytować
Poznański, J. (2022). Editorial. Rocznik Filozoficzny Ignatianum, 28(2), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.35765/rfi.2022.2802.2
Od Redakcji