The Reception of German Philosophy in the Tractate of Józef Gołuchowski

Rūta Marija Vabalaitė


This article attempts to discern an impact of German philosophy on the Tractate of Józef Gołuchowski, which was submitted in 1821 to contest the seat of professor of philosophy at Vilnius University. The main ideas of Gołuchowski’s logic are taken from Kantian and Hegelian philosophy. The biggest influence on Gołuchowski’s theory of knowledge comes from Kant’s theory. In ontological considerations we can discern an attitude of Schelling on the identity of nature and spirit. The Romanticism of Gołuchowski expresses itself in the recurrent emphasis on the organic unity, on the principles of harmony of human powers. His moral philosophy is an attempt to combine the Kantian concept of morality with the traditional ethics of values.


values; logic; theory of knowledge; metaphysics; Kant; Fichte; Hegel; Schelling; Romanticism

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