Curriculum Vitae

Name: Andrzej Wiśniewski
Date of birth: February 4, 1958
Place of birth: Poznań, Poland
Nationality: Polish
Marital status: Married, one child

 

Qualifications:

  • 1981: MA in Philosophy from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Dissertation: Związki między problemami filozoficznymi a logiczne teorie pytań (Relations between philosophical problems from the point of view of logical theories of questions).
  • 1986: Ph. D. degree from Adam Mickiewicz University. Dissertation: Generowanie pytań przez zbiory zdań (The generating of questions by sets of sentences). Supervisor: Tadeusz Kubiński. Referees: Tadeusz Batóg (Poznań), Eugeniusz Żabski (Wrocław).
  • 1991: ‚Habilitation’ degree from Adam Mickiewicz University. Dissertation: Stawianie pytań: logika i racjonalność (The posing of questions: logic and rationality). Referees: Leon Gumański (Toruń), Jerzy Kmita (Poznań), Leon Koj (Lublin).
  • 1999: State professorship, conferred by the President of the Republic of Poland. Referees in the procedure: David Harrah (Riverside, CA), Witold Marciszewski (Białystok), Leszek Nowak (Poznań), Jerzy Perzanowski (Toruń).

 

Posts held:

  • Professor, Department of Logic and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 2005 —
  • Professor, Institute of Philosophy, University of Zielona Góra, Poland, 2001–2005.
  • Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Tadeusz Kotarbiński Pedagogical University in Zielona Góra, Poland, 1995–2001.
  • Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, 1993–1995.
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, 1992–1993.
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, 1987–1992.
  • Research and Teaching Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, 1981–1987.

 Institutional activities:

  • Vice President of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science, 2016–2019.
  • Head, Section of Logic and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, 2005–2007.
  • Rector (i.e. Vice-Chancellor in British terms) of Tadeusz Kotarbiński Pedagogical University in Zielona Góra, September 1999–August 2001.
    [In September, 2001, Tadeusz Kotarbiński Pedagogical University in Zielona Góra was transformed by a parliament act into (full-profile) University of Zielona Góra.]
  • Member of the Committee of Philosophy of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 1999–2003.
  • Head, Institute of Philosophy, Tadeusz Kotarbiński Pedagogical University, 1996–1999.
  • Head, Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Institute of Philosophy, Tadeusz Kotarbiński Pedagogical University, and the University of Zielona Góra, 1995–2002.
  • Treasurer of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science, 1993–1996.
  • Member of the Committee of Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science, 1996–1999.
  • Treasurer of the Poznań Division of Polish Philosophical Association, 1983–1989.

Decorations and Orders

  1. Gold Cross of Merit (Złoty Krzyż Zasługi), 1999
  2. Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland (Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski), 2013

Awards (selected)

  1. Polish Ministry of National Education (now Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education), for the book „The Posing of Questions”, 1996.
  2. Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, for scientific lifetime achievement and organizational achievements, 2014.

Research Fellowships

A. Long-term:

  1. Department of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside, USA; October 1993 – July 1994. Fulbright Scholarship.
  2. Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, February–June 1997. Mellon Scholarship.
  3. The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels; October 2002–March 2003. Academy Award Fellowship.

B. Short-term:

  1. Clare College, University of Cambridge, September 1991.
  2. Institute of Philosophy, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, January–February 1993.
  3. Institute of Philosophy, Rijksuniversitëit Groningen, April 1993.
  4. Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University; May 2003, June 2003.

 Conference Co-organizer

  1. Second German-Polish Workshop on Logic and Logical Philosophy, Żagań, March 1998 (Organizing Committee).
  2. International Congress on Discovery and Creativity, Ghent, May 1998 (Congress Committee).
  3. 11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Cracow, August 1999 (National Organizing Committee).
  4. International Congress on Causation and Explanation in Natural and Social Sciences, Ghent, May 2002 (Congress Committee).
  5. International Workshop ‚Patterns of Scientific Reasoning: Adaptive and Interrogative Perspectives’, Ghent, October 2002 (Congress Committee).
  6. International Workshop ‚Problem Solving in the Sciences: Adaptive and Interrogative Perspectives’, Brussels, May 2003 (Organizing Committee).
  7. International Workshop ‚Patterns of Scientific Reasoning: Adaptive and Interrogative Perspectives’, Ghent, May 2004 (Congress Committee).
  8. Seventh Polish Philosophical Congress, Szczecin, September 2004 (Co-chairman of the Logic Section).
  9. Eight Polish Philosophical Congress, Warsaw, September 2008 (Co-chairman of the Logic Section).
  10. SemDial 2010 – 14th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Poznan, June 2010 (Co-chairman).
  11. Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality, Ghent, September 2010 (Congress Committee).
  12. Ninth Polish Philosophical Congress, Wisła, September 2013 (Chairman of the Logic Section).
  13. Tenth Poilish Philosophical Congress, Poznań, September 2015 (Chairman of the Logic and History of Logic Section).

 Ph.D. Students

  1. Piotr Leśniewski, Ph. D. 1997, Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Dissertation: The Problem of Reducibility in Non-Reductionistic Theories of Questions.
  2. Mariusz Urbański, Ph. D. 2001, Institute of Philosophy, Tadeusz Kotarbiński Pedagogical University, Zielona Góra, Poland. Dissertation: Synthetic Tableaux and the Logic of Questions.
  3. Dorota Leszczyńska, Ph. D. 2006, Institute of Philosophy, University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Dissertation:The Method of Socratic Proofs for Normal Modal Propositional Logics.
  4. Paweł Łupkowski, Ph. D. 2009, Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. Dissertation: The Turing Test and the Logic of Questions.
  5. Szymon Chlebowski, Ph.D. 2018, Department of Logic and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Dissertation: Canonical and Dual Erotetic Calculi for First-Order Logic.

Editorial Boards

  1. Studia Logica (Associate Editor, 2000-2003)
  2. Filozofia Nauki
  3. Poznańskie Studia z Filozofii Nauki

Referee’s Reports for: Journal of Philosophical LogicLogique et AnalyseStudia LogicaSyntheseThe Journal of Philosophical Research, Logic and Logical Philosophy, Journal of Logic and Computation.

Assessment of Grant Applications for: The Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO); Belgian-American Educational Foundation; University of Ghent; Polish-US Fulbright Commission; State Committee for Scientific Research, Poland; National Science Centre,  Poland; Foundation for Polish Science.

Member of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants Peer Review Panel SH4 „The Human Mind and its complexity”, call 2017. [link]

Grants (selected):

  1. MASTER, Foundation for Polish Science, 2001-2005.  [link]
  2. MAESTRO, The National Science Centre, Poland, 2012-2017.  [webpage]