Adam J. Chmielewski Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Adam J. Chmielewski

The University of Wroclaw

The occupation of academic philosopher is a ceaseless challenge of coming to an understanding of the nature and purpose of philosophy. In coping with it, I have traversed a route from the philosophy of science, analytical philosophy and ethics, to the present destination of political philosophy, focusing now on political aesthetics.


Adam J. Chmielewski is Professor in the Institute of Philosophy, University of Wrocław, Poland. He is also a social activist and political columnist. He studied philosophy and social sciences at the universities in Wrocław, Oxford, New York and Edinburgh. He authored several books, among them Popper's Philosophy. A Critical Analysis (1995) Incommensurability, Untranslatability, Conflict (1997), Open Society or Community? (2001), Two Conceptions of Unity (2006) and Psychopathology of Political Life (2009). He translated from English into Polish a number of books, among them works by Bertrand Russell, Karl Popper, Alasdair MacIntyre, Richard Shusterman, Slavoj Žižek, as well as some works of fiction. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia, and a member of editorial boards of several Polish and international journals. In 2011 he played crucial role in securing the designation of European Capital of Culture 2916 for the city of Wroclaw, by authoring successful bid of the city for this title. He publishes blogs: Interventions: Philosophical and Political; Contra-Dictions, and Meetings Downtown.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    philosophy of science
    analytical philosophy (relativism)
    moral philosophy
    political philosophy
    political aesthetics

Personal Interests

    literature (fiction)



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