Jerzy Pelc and Polish Semiotics (at 16th World Congress of Semiotics)

September 2, 2024 - September 6, 2024
University of Warsaw, Polish Semiotics Society

Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Uniwersytet Warszawski


Warsaw University
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On behalf of the Polish Semiotic Society and the organizers of the 16th World Congress of Semiotics (held under the auspices of The International Association for Semiotic Studies) that will take place in Warsaw 2-6 September 2024, we invite you to submit abstracts for the panel dedicated to Polish semiotics, with a special focus on the legacy of Jerzy Pelc and the issues addressed in his works. This year's World Congress of Semiotics is themed "Signs and Realities," in reference to the title of the research project led by Jerzy Pelc for many years. The year 2024 marks the centenary of Jerzy Pelc's birth, providing a good opportunity to commemorate his achievements. In his research, Jerzy Pelc continued the philosophical traditions of the Lvov-Warsaw School, especially its three representatives: Tadeusz Kotarbiński, Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, and Władysław Tatarkiewicz. Hence, the proposal for a broader examination of the Professor's legacy, its sources, and its environment, from both Polish and international perspectives, which may (but not necessarily) include the following thematic threads:

- Theories of signs in Polish semiotics (Pelc, Koj),

- Theories of meaning in Polish semiotics and philosophy of language (Twardowski, Ajdukiewicz),

- History of Polish semiotics and philosophy of language (from the Lvov-Warsaw School to the present day),

- Approaches to fiction in Polish semiotics (Ingarden, Pelc, Paśniczek),

- Functional approach to semiotics and philosophy of natural language,

- Occasionalness and contextual dependence in Polish semiotics (Kotarbińska, Dąmbska, Koj, Pelc),

- Polish logical semiotics (Łukasiewicz, Ajdukiewicz, Tarski, Hiż, Suszko, Zabłudowski, Stanosz, Nowaczyk, Przełęcki, Omyła, Tokarz),

- Truth and meaning,

- Logic and natural language (Stanosz, Nowaczyk),

- Aesthetics and semiotics.

The languages of the congress are English, French, Spanish, and Polish. Abstracts should be submitted via the congress website by March 31st:

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March 31, 2024, 11:45pm CET

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