The significance of Krzysztof Michalski lies not only in his new approaches to Nietzschean research and his reinterpretation of Christianity, but also in his activities on behalf of the advancement of European unity. Through his reflections on the foundations of Europe, the establishment of several institutions as well as practical activities in the field of European unity, he played a defining role in the construction of the European project. As part of this PhD project, Michalski’s ideas on the spiritual foundations of Europe will be identified, and by working with his estate, new possible fields of research will be pointed out.
My PhD project deals with Michalski’s philosophy of history from the angle of his perception of time. Based on his philosophical thought, I will proceed to analyze his vision of Europe, the institutions founded by him and his commitment to European unification. Thirdly, I will study the role of religion in contemporary transformation processes and the practical consequences of his work for posterity.