Historiographic Conceptions of Witold Rubczynski
Continuing his previous considerations (Ibid. 2006 no 3-4) the author presents Rubczynski's conceptions concerning historiography of the philosophy, comprehensive understanding the domain, its subject, aim, and research methods. Undoubtedly, a way of understanding the philosophy to a high degree determines essence of the notions. That is why in the beginning he is presenting Rubczynski's conceptions concerning the domain and its history. A whole is focusing on the central point of the conceptions that shapes a kind of enunciation about intellectual, moral and aesthetic development in the spiritual life of the society. Structure of the presentation reveals a philosophical system that was created by Rubczynski according to the real idealism principles. In compliance with real idealism, a starting point for the philosophy should be epistemology that is establishing a theory of behaviour - ethics, which is not only resulting from the moral life facts, but is also formulating enunciations concerning both obligations and laws that determine the reality. These ethical enunciations have hypothetical nature solely (perfect element). And metaphysics is to bring the enunciations to the highest degree of probability on the ground of exact sciences' results (real element). In Rubczynski's opinion, history of philosophy is a kind of continuous progress of ideas that tends towards a fuller recognition of natural order of the reality. Historiography of the philosophy is not only to present the conceptions, but also to show their development, and its elements against a background of the spiritual life as a whole. This fact, then, is firmly connected with a necessity of taking up scientific research with insight and great care.
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