Bogdan Suchodolski's Participation in Activities of Scientific Circle at the Mianowski Fund in the Years 1928-1938
The article focuses on that significant period of Bogdan Suchodolski's research biography during which his outlook upon science of science was formed. After presenting the nature of Suchodolski's university education enabling him to take up a difficult science of science issues the author considers the tasks and activities of the Science of science Circle organized at the 'Kasa im. Mianowskiego' (The Mianowski Fund) and Suchodolski's membership in it. The Suchodolski role in the Circle is presented on the basis of reports of its meetings, lectures delivered and discussions held published in the annual 'Nauka Polska' (Polish Science). The author has also taken into account the Suchodolski memoirs covering his own activity within the Scientific Circle at the Mianowski Fund. The contemporary Suchodolski's scientific views collated with those of the other Circle's participants are presented by the author as well. The paper also reveals some information on the problems that were taken up on the Circle's sessions, and the Circle's influence on the birth of the Polish studies on the progress of human knowledge.
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