About me
Andrzej Szahaj, born in 1958 in Bydgoszcz (in Szwederowo), prof. dr hab., dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Chair of the Unit of Contemporary Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophy at Nicolaus Copernicus University and Chair of the Unit of Theory of Culture in the Cultural Studies

University Education:

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 1976-1980 (major: Cultural Studies)
Ph.D., Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 1988
Thesis: Culture and Communication. The Critical Theory of Jurgen Habermas in the Light of a Social-Regulative Theory of Culture
Second Doctorate (Habilitationsschrift), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 1996
Thesis: Irony and Love. The Neopragmatism of Richard Rorty in the Context of the Postmodernist Controversy
Nicolaus Copernicus University Professor – 1997
Associate Professor – 2001
Full Professor - 2005
Member of the Committee of Cultural Studies and of Philosophical Studies of Polish Academy of Science
Author of a number of scientific publications and articles printed in “Odra”, “Twórczość’, “Przegląd Polityczny” and “Europa – tygodnik idei”.
Translator of various scientific works in English.
Lives in Toruń (Poland).

Scientific interests:

Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture, Neopragmatism, Postmodernism, Critical Theory, Philosophy of Interpretation

Awards and Honors:

Award of the Polish Ministry of National Education 1997
Award of the Polish Ministry of Science and National Education 2005
Numerous awards of the Rector of Nicolaus Copernicus University