Jerzy Kmita

Jerzy Kmita – b. 1931, in Rajsk (near Kalisz), d. 2012, in Poznań. He worked as the head of the Institute of Philosophy of Adam Mickiewicz University and as the head of the Institute of Cultural Studies (which he co-founded). He was the co-creator of the Poznań School of Methodology and its leading representative. His main areas of study were: philosophy and methodology of science and humanities, philosophy of science, philosophy of culture, philosophy of language, and epistemology. His main works were: Studia nad teoretycznymi podstawami humanistyki (Studies on the Theoretical Foundations of Humanities, with Leszek Nowak, 1968), Z metodologicznych problemów interpretacji humanistycznej (ESome Methodological Problems of Humanistic Interpretation, 1970), Wykłady z logiki i metodologii nauk (Lectures on Logic and the Methodology of Science, 1977), Kultura i poznanie (Culture and Cognition, 1985), Społeczno-regulacyjna koncepcja kultury (The Social-Regulative Concept of Culture, 1991), Wymykanie się uniwersaliom (An Escape from Universalities, 2000), Konieczne serio ironisty. O przekształcaniu się problemów filozoficznych w kulturoznawcze (The Necessary Seriousness of an Ironist. On the Transformation of Philosophical Problems into Cultural Issues, 2007).