Roman Ingarden – The Outstanding Polish Humanist
On the occasion of the year of Roman Ingarden we kindly invite you to the lecture about this outstanding Polish philosopher by: prof. Leszek Sosnowski, dr Dominika Czakon, dr Natalia Anna Michna – Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
Lecture Premiere will take place on Sunday 5 July at 19:00 but the lecture will be also available afterwards on our YouTube channel: The Polish Institute Tel Aviv.
About Roman Ingarden:
Roman Ingarden was a philosopher with an extremely rich and diverse body of work. As a student of Edmund Husserl (famous German philosopher who established the school of phenomenology), Ingarden was phenomenologist in his philosophical orientation. Ingarden gained international fame and recognition mainly due to his contributions to the field of aesthetics. His concept of aesthetics starts with a reflection on a literary work, but it is also supposed to be applied to the analysis of other fields of art such as painting, theatre, architecture or music. He puts a work of art into a very broad context.
Ingarden was born in 1893 in Kraków, graduated from a high-school in Lviv and started to study philosophy in Göttingen in Germany under Edmund. Later moved to Vienna and finally he continued his studies in Freiburg where he defended his PhD.
In 1928 Ingarden returned to Poland where in 1933 he started to teach at Lviv University.
In 1937 he published one of his most famous book “The Cognition of the Literary Work of Art”, in which he developed his interests in the study of literature and which gained him acclaim and recognition from literary scholars around the world.
Picture ©Archiwum Rodzinne Ingardena / Ingarden Family Archive.