Wstęp do socjologii Floriana Znanieckiego – wyzwanie rzucone polskiej socjologii i jego następstwa (dziewięćdziesiąta rocznica publikacji dzieła)

Włodzimierz Wincławski


Ninety years have already passed since Florian Znaniecki published his Introduction to Sociology. Such a round anniversary is a good reason for remembering the event which heralded the new spirit in Polish social sciences. “Undoubtedly, it is a historic date for the development of Polish sociology” ( J. Chałasiński) – hardly had the author of this book returned home after a few-year contract at Chicago University, where he won recognition as the co-author of The Polish Peasant in Europe and America, than he undertook the task of building a new sociology in Poland. He was guided by the desire for this science “to become different in many respects, than it is” (F. Znaniecki). His was soon to become the leading personality of Polish sociology, the architect of institutional foundations of this discipline, the promoter of the new theoretical option in sociology, and the teacher surrounded by disciples. As early as the 1930s, the “Poznań sociological school” began to be spoken of all over Poland, and the term the “Polish school in sociology” appeared in the world academic literature (L.A.Coser).

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