Section of Logic and Cognitive Science

Section of Logic and Cognitive Science

Dr hab. Marcin Miłkowski – Chair
Prof. dr hab. Jacek Malinowski
Prof. dr hab. Szymon Wróbel

Dr Joanna Klimczyk
Dr Przemysław Nowakowski

The Section of Logic is one of the oldest units in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology. It was founded and chaired by Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz in 1956–1961. In the 1970s and 1980s, the section, chaired by Ryszard Wójcicki, focused on the model-theoretic investigation of the logical consequence operation. In 1992, the section expanded its focus and was renamed the Section of Logic, Language and Action. In 2002, there was another change in the section’s focus and as a consequence, its name acquired the present form: Section of Logic and Cognitive Science.

Research on cognitive science performed by the members of the section focuses on the analyses of the structure of theory in cognitive sciences, their methodology and practice. In particular, the focus is on problems in the mathematical modeling of cognitive systems. An important part of this research theme is the open seminar “Philosophy of Cognitive Science”.

An important part of the section is Studia Logica – an international logical journal, one of the oldest in the Polish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1953 by Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz. Thanks to the efforts of its later Editor-in-Chief, Ryszard Wójcicki Studia Logica achieved an unquestioned position among the most eminent logical journals. The journal is indexed and covered by Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science Database. Studia Logica is published by Springer, and is accompanied by a three-book series: Studia Logica Library: Trends in Logic, Outstanding Contributions, and Logic in Asia. Studia Logica publishes papers presenting original results on logical systems which apply methods of contemporary formal logic to problems in philosophy and social science. Since 2006, the journal has been run by Jacek Malinowski. There is more on “Studia Logica” on the journal webpage and  on the Springer webpage.

At present, the research at the Section of Logic and Cognitive Science focuses on logic, argumentation theory, and cognitive science. In particular:

Jacek Malinowski  – logic and logical pragmatics. Studia Logica Editor-in-Chief .

Szymon Wróbel – research in broadly understood cognitive science of human social behavior. For many years, he has worked in the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw, teaching classes in the main problems of contemporary philosophy.

Marcin Miłkowski – philosophy of cognitive science, explanations in cognitive science and neuroscience.

Joanna Klimczyk – practical philosophy, normativity.

Graduate School of Social Research PhD students:

  • Mgr Tomasz Herok (supervisor: prof. Szymon Wróbel),
  • Mgr Anna Nieszporek (supervisor: prof. Szymon Wróbel),
  • Mgr Jacek Olender (supervisor: prof. Szymon Wróbel),
  • Mgr Sylwester Ujazdowski (supervisor: prof. Szymon Wróbel)
  • Mgr Wiktor Lachowski (supervisor: prof. Marcin Miłkowski),
  • Mgr Natalia Zakrzewska (supervisor: prof. Marcin Miłkowski),
  • Mgr Wojciech Mamak (supervisor: prof. Marcin Miłkowski)


Former Section members: Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, Katarzyna Budzyńska, Małgorzata Czarnocka, Janusz Czelakowski, Wiesław Dziobiak, Wojciech Gasparski, Paweł Gładziejewski, Andrzej Grzegorczyk, Jacek Hawranek, Mateusz Hohol, Elżbieta Kałuszyńska, Anna Lewicka-Strzałecka, Danuta Miller, Marcin Mostowski Adam Nowaczyk, Robert Piłat, Tadeusz Skalski, Błażej Skrzypulec, Jerzy Słupecki, Roman Suszko, Michał Tempczyk, Marek Tokarz, Ryszard Wójcicki, Jan Zygmunt


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00-330 Warszawa, Nowy Świat 72, room 231,
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