Jan Hartman

Jan Hartman

A philosopher, ethicist, university lecturer, publicist, professor of humanities. His fields of interest include philosophy of politics, ethics, bioethics, and meta-philosophy – the research into the status and functioning of this branch of science. In the years 2009–2010, he was a member of the Panel for Ethics in Science at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education whereas since February 2011, he has presided over the Panel for Good Academic Practices. Since 2004, he has been the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Bioethics of the Jagiellonian University Medical College. In the years 2003–2011, a member of the Committee on Philosophical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In the years 2002–2011, Vice-President of Polish-German Academic Society. In 2007, he was one of the founders of B'nai B'rith Polska, one of the world’s biggest and oldest Jewish organisations. Since 2012, he has participated in the works of the Plan Zmiany think-tank. Editor-in-chief of Principia, a periodical which he founded himself in 1989. So far, 50 issues have been released. He combines his scientific work (more than a dozen of books) with pro bono activities. A substantial part of his rich output (more than 200 articles) consists of journalistic texts published in, among others, Przekrój, Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita, Newsweek, and Liberte. In 2009, he was honoured with the Grand Press Award in the category of social and political journalism. In 2006, he was awarded the Medal of the National Education Commission. In 2003, he received the Award of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland for an outstanding habilitation thesis. Selected books: Jak poważnie studiować filozofię (1998), Słownik filozofii (ed.), (2004) Wstęp do filozofii (2005), Wiedza o etyce (2008, with Jan Woleński), Bioetyka dla lekarzy (2009), Polityka filozofii. Eseje (2010), Widzialna ręka rynku. Filozofia w marketingu (2010), Zebra Hartmana (2011). He told with Andrzej Szahaj, Agata Bielik-Robson and Tadeusz Sławek on Saturday, 27th October 2012 in the Palace under the Rams.