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dr Piotr Makowski

Personal web page: pmakowski.com/

WORK AND EDUCATION:

WORK:
  • Adam Mickiewicz University – from 09/01/2010:

Position: Assistant Professor, specialization: metaethics, action theory.

  • University of California, Davis – 09/01/2012–03/31/2013

Position: Fulbright Senior Advanced Research Scholar, specialization: action theory.

EDUCATION:

Adam Mickiewicz University (2001-2010):

  • Ph.D. in philosophy – June 7th 2010 (cum laude/with honors)

Dissertation: “Status of Goodness and Duty in Contemporary Naturalistic Ethics”. Supervisor: Prof. Tadeusz Buksiński (AMU). Committee: Prof. Marcin Poręba (University of Warsaw), Prof. Ewa Nowak (AMU)

  • B.A. in classical philology – 2006

Thesis: “Aristotle’s DYNAMIS. From the Philosophia Prima to the Practical Philosophy. The Role and Meaning of the Concept of Capacity in Aristotle”. Supervisor: Prof. Marian Wesoły (AMU). Advisor: Prof. Jerzy Danielewicz (AMU);

  • M.A. in philosophy – 2005

Thesis: “The Concept of Autonomy and Morality. The Problem of Structure of ‘Integrative Ethics’ in Hans Krämer’s Theory”. Supervisor: Prof. Tadeusz Buksiński (AMU). Advisor: Prof. Barbara Kotowa (AMU);

AOC:

  • Metaethics,
  • Praxiology,
  • Pragmatism and neopragmatism,
  • Normative naturalistic ethics, neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics,
  • Practical philosophy of Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Fichte
  • Philosophical theories of intersubjectivity;

AOI, INSPIRATIONS:

  • Action theory,
  • Intentionality and intentions,
  • Cognitive psychology,
  • Management science (esp. organization science);

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  1. 08.2012-08.2015: “Theories of Reasons for Action. A Possibility of Application to the Management Sciences”, Polish National Science Center Grant UMO-2011/03/B/HS4/04162 – chief executive,
  2. 01.09.2012-31.03.2013: “Practical Rationality: Contemporary Theories of Reasons for Action and Their Implications for the Conception of Prudential Reason”, Fulbright Senior Advanced Research at UC Davis;

(pre-PhD)

  1. 03.2009-03.2011: “Status of Goodness and Duty in Contemporary Naturalistic Ethics” – Supervisory Grant of Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, No. N N101 05963 – main executive (under supervision of professor Tadeusz Buksiński),
  2. 05.2008: International Research Program for Moral Psychology and Moral-Democratic Competence Training – supervisors: Prof. Georg Lind (Univ. of Konstanz) and Prof. Ewa Nowak (AMU) – co-executive;

PUBLICATIONS:

I. Authored monographs:

  1. Status of Goodness and Duty in Contemporary Naturalistic Ethics [Ph.D. diss.], Adam Mickiewicz University Repository, Poznań 2010,
  2. After Metaethics, Kraków, Wydawnictwo Universitas 2012, pages 290 [revised Ph.D. diss.],

II. Edited volumes:

Intersubjectivity – Editor, Kraków, Wydawnictwo Universitas 2012, pages 304 (a collection of essays),

III. Papers in English:

  1. ** “The Task of a Naturalist: An Epitaph for Philippa Foot (1920-2010)”, Ethics in Progress Quarterly. Online Journal, Issue No. 1 (1)/2010: 197–200,
  2. ** “Metaphysics of Practical Philosophy. The Concept of Capacity in Aristotle”, in: Georg Arabatzis (ed.), Studies on Supernaturalism, Academy of Athens, Logos Verlag 2009: 59–73 (a shortened and revised version of: IV.6);

(pre-PhD)

** “Hegel on Recognition: Moral Implications of ‘Lordship and Bondage’ Dialectic”, Hegel Jahrbuch, Hg. von A. Arndt, K. Bal und H. Ottmann, 2008: 119–124,

IV. Papers in Polish:

  1. **  ”Bratman and A Minimal Praxiology” (forthcoming),
  2. ** “Moore and the Semantic Autonomy of Ethics”, Principia. Pisma koncepcyjne z filozofii i socjologii teoretycznej, Vol. LIV (forthcoming),
  3. ** “The Practical Spectrum of Ethics and Intersubjectivity. Two Models of Subject”, in:Intersubjectivity, Piotr Makowski (Ed.), Kraków, Wydawnictwo Universitas 2012: 129–147,
  4. ** “Dynamis. Metaphysical Notion of Capacity and its Role in Aristotle’s Practical Philosophy”,ICF Diametros, Vol. 33 (2012): 76–100,
  5. ** “Hume’s Guillotine”, Przegląd Filozoficzny. Nowa Seria, Vol. 80, No. 4 (2011): 307–334,
  6. * “«Public Sphere» and the Detranscendentalization of Intersubjectivity”, in: On Urban Public Sphere, Przemysław Pluciński & Marek Nowak (Eds.), Poznań, Wydawnictwo Ha!Art 2011: 87–102,

(pre-PhD)

  1. * “A Question of the Possibility of ‘Naturalization’ of Values in Ethics. Some Remarks on ‘Value Judgment’ by J. Griffin”, in: Towards Sources of Values, Piotr Orlik (Ed.), Poznań WN IF UAM 2009: 251–270,
  2. * “The Intersubjective Interpretation of Morality – A Philosophical Horizon of Hans Krämer’s Ethics”, in: Public Philosophy and the Ethics of Public Policy, Karolina Cern, Piotr W. Juchacz & Ewa Nowak (Eds.), Seria Co-opera, Vol. VI, Poznań 2009: 243–256,
  3. ** “Aristophanic Laughter. The Analysis of Coming Means in Aristophanes on the Example of ‘Frogs’”, Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium Graecae et Latinae, Vol. XVIII (2008): 103–113,
  4. ** “The New Philosophy of Morals”, IMF Hybris, Vol. 5 (2007), 1–23,
  5. ** “Autonomy in the Ethics of I. Kant (an Attempt at Historistic Interpretation)”, ICF Diametros, Vol. 10 (2006): 34–64;

V. Polish Translations:

  1. David Copp, “Moral Naturalism and Three Grades of Normativity”, Etyka, Vol. 42/2009: 51–83,
  2. Michael E. Bratman, “The Fecundity of Planning Agency”, (forthcoming);

VI. Miscellanea:

  1. * “Fire in the Philosophy of Heraclitus”, Filozofia Publiczna i Edukacja Demokratyczna, Vol. 1(2) (2012): 130–138,
  2. “Dimensions of Intersubjectivity. Foreword”, in: Intersubjectivity, Piotr Makowski (Ed.), Kraków, Wydawnictwo Universitas 2012: 7–10.
  3. ** “Interpreting Culture. Some Theses on the Concept of Culture in The Context of Naturalism”, Znaczenia, Vol. 1 (2008): 119–123,

(pre-PhD)

  1. * “Ethical Values and the Specificity of Contemporary Ethical Theory”, in: Towards Sources of Values, Piotr Orlik (Ed.), Poznań WN IF UAM 2009: 271–286,
  2. ** “Narcissus and his Mirror. The Interpretations”, Subiectiva PSFK, Vol. 1 (2007): 17–23,
  3. ** “The Issue of Morality in Gombrowicz and the Tasks of Contemporary Ethics” – KSF Preteksty, Vol.  8 (2007): 27–36,

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  1. Scholarship for Polish Distinguished Young Scientists from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (awarded 10.2013),
  2. Fulbright Senior Advanced Research Award (scholarship: 09.2012-03.2013),
  3. Honors for the Ph.D. dissertation, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Dept. of Social Sciences Committee, (07.06.2010),

(pre-PhD)

  1. Scientific Scholarship for Distinguished Ph.D. Students at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (08.08.2006–30.09.2010),
  2. The J.A.C.T. (Joint Association of Classical Teachers) Grant – for the participation in Summer School in Ancient Greek, Bryanston, UK (awarded 07.2006);

CV in PDF file – Makowski-CV