Section of Logic and Cognitive Science

Prof. dr hab. Jacek Malinowski – Chairman
Prof. dr hab. Szymon Wróbel
Dr hab. Katarzyna Budzyńska
Dr hab. Marcin Miłkowski
Dr Mateusz Hohol
Dr Joanna Klimczyk
Dr Mira Marcinów
Dr Błażej Skrzypulec
Dr Przemysław Nowakowski
Dr Barbara Konat
Dr Marcin Koszowy
Mgr Jakub Ryszard Matyja
Mgr Witold Wachowski
Lic. Tomasz Korbak

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.

Katarzyna Budzynska – digital ethos, ethos and argument mining, dialogue games, Inference Anchoring Theory. Founder and Chair of the ArgDiaP organisation which coordinates the activities of the Polish School of Argumentation; senior lecturer at IFiS PAN and lecturer in computing at the University of Dundee in Scotland; member of the Centre for Argument Technology (ARG-tech).

Marcin Miłkowski – philosophy of cognitive science, explanations in cognitive science and neuroscience. Principal Investigator of the research project Cognitive Science in Search of Unity: Unification and Integration of Interdisciplinary Research (2015-2020).

Mateusz Hohol – explanations in cognitive science, in particular, models of geometrical cognition; post-doc in the project Cognitive Science in Search of Unity.

Joanna Klimczyk – practical philosophy, normativity.

Mira Marcinów – philosophy of psychiatry, post-doc in the project Cognitive Science in Search of Unity.

Błażej Skrzypulec – philosophy of perception, in particular, ontology of perceptual objects; post-doc in the FUGA program of the National Science Centre.

Barbara Konat – corpus analysis, logos and ethos in natural language dialogues. Research Assistant in the project “EthAn: Ethos Analysis” funded in the Harmonia7 program by the Polish National Science Centre (Principal Investigator: Katarzyna Budzynska); member of the Centre for Argument Technology (ARG-tech).

Marcin Koszowy – communication structures related to ethos and arguments from authority. Research Assistant in the project “EthAn: Ethos Analysis” funded in the Harmonia7 program by the Polish National Science Centre (Principal Investigator: Katarzyna Budzynska); member of the Centre for Argument Technology (ARG-tech).

Jakub Ryszard Matyja – models of musical imagination in the cognitive science of music; doctoral scholarship in the project Cognitive Science in Search of Unity.

Witold Wachowski – accounts of distributed cognition and criticism of methodological individualism; National Science Centre grant in the PRELUDIUM program (supervisor: dr hab. Marcin Miłkowski).

Tomasz Korbak – formal and computational models of self-organization in cognitive science; Diamond Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (supervisor: dr hab. Marcin Miłkowski)

Graduate School of Social Research PhD students:

Mgr Andrzej Grzybowski (supervisor: prof. Szymon Wróbel),

Mgr Tomasz Herok (supervisor: prof. Szymon Wróbel),

Mgr Tomasz Kukołowicz (supervisor: prof. Jacek Malinowski),

M.A. Elçin Marasli PhD completed 2017 (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),

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

Address: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-330 Warszawa, Nowy Świat 72, room 234/235, phone: 22 657 28 28, fax.: 22 826 78 23

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