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Wartość i wątpliwości
Value and doubts

Author(s): Małgorzata Rygielska
Subject(s): Review
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: values; axiology; Christianity; Cyprian Norwid; modern culture

Summary/Abstract: The article is a review of viewpoints suggested by the authors of the collective volume Norwid w świecie wartości. Z „Dni Norwidowskich na Białołęce” (Norwid in a World of Values. From the „Norwidian Days in Białołęka”), ed. T. Korpysz. Fundacja „Ziarna Ocalenia”. Warszawa 2012. The book contains sketches by well-known and recognized scholars studying the life and work of Cyprian Norwid as well as by young researchers gathered around the Warsaw Norwidological Circle: Jadwiga Puzynina, Jacek Leociak, Rev. Antoni Dunajski, Tomasz Korpysz, Joanna Trzcionka, Marta Ewa Rogowska, Karol Samsel, Marcin Będkowski. To a large degree the volume has a character of an academic one designed for the general public, which does not belittle its importance or value, as it is supposed to induce reflection on values not only in the life of Norwid, but in the lives of all the readers of the book. The scholars have taken up the problems of the truth as a value (autotelic and sacralized), of “the ethics of speech” – responsibility for one’s own words and for another man, of Norwid’s connections with Christianity, of searching for values in history of Europe’s culture and the 19th century philosophy. Reproductions of artistic works by pupils of primary and post-primary schools who received awards at competitions organized on the occasion of “Norwidian Days in Białołęka” are a separate part of the volume. The articles contained in the book prove that the axiological issues in Norwid’s works, despite the fact that there are a lot of publications on this subject, are still worth studying.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 216-232
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish