Freedom and Solidarity

Józef Tischner’s Life and Thinking
Seminars and Colloquia

In Poland he is remembered as an intriguing personality and a spiritual leader of the Solidarity movement. Abroad, mostly as co-founder of the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. A boy from a Polish village who became a profound interpreter of Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas. A Catholic priest inspired by a Jewish philosophy of dialogue, trying to bridge different philosophical and religious traditions. What should we know about Józef Tischner? Can he still inspire those trying to understand what’s going on in Poland, in Europe, in the Catholic Church?


Wojciech Bonowicz is a freelance editor and columnist. Currently he is a Józef Tischner Visiting Fellow at the IWM.

Comments by Piotr Kubasiak (tbc)

Chair: Ludger Hagedorn (IWM Permanent Fellow)