mgr Andrzej Niemiec

ORCID: 0000-0002-5276-9044

The topic of my dissertation is Mind and the rest of the world. Autonomy of the mind in Chmielecki's ontology”

Andrzej Chmielecki's theory is currently poorly researched. It is one of the best, most detailed and complete theories about the mind, so it is all the more surprising that for about twenty years it has not been properly discussed, analyzed and not appreciated and recognized by the philosophical community. Considering the above arguments, it is certain that reducing this research gap will be of great importance for the further development of research on the mind and that aspect of man that is defined by the ambiguous term "spirit".

In the history of the philosophy of mind, several positions have arisen to try to explain the interplay of mind and body. This problem was dealt with by eminent philosophers such as Descartes, Leibniz or Nicolai Hartmann, but the solutions proposed so far seem to have many ambiguities and do not provide a sufficient answer to the most important questions. Andrzej Chmielecki created a system of integral ontology, within which he draws abundantly on the achievements of specific sciences in order to provide answers to questions about the nature of the mind-body relationship. However, the particular sciences alone, cannot answer such questions, so the only possibility is to obtain an explanation within the ontological system, hence in philosophy.

The main research problem is the most accurate reconstruction of Andrzej Chmielecki's theory (the theory concerns the relationship of the mind to the rest of the world - what is the ontological relationship between the mind and the physical and natural sphere). The aim of the research is not only to reconstruct and try to interpret the above-mentioned theory, but also, if it turns out, to engage in a polemic with some of the theses put forward by the Author. One of the main research questions will be whether Andrzej Chmielecki's theory is indeed, as some claim, a necessary and sufficient answer to questions concerning the human mind, or whether final and conclusive answers have not yet been given.