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Below you can find some of our finest graduates introducing themselves…

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Krzysztof Dołęga

2014 – onwards: Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum – PhD Candidate working as part of Prof. Tobias Schlicht’s research team realizing the Volkswagen Foundation grant entitled’Situated Cognition. Perceiving the World and Understanding other minds.‘

2012 – 2013: School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; University of Edinburgh – Master of Science degree in Philosophy, specialising in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition.

2009 – 2012: Philosophy of Being, Cognition and Value at the University of Warsaw – BA degree in Philosophy.

My main research areas are philosophy of mind and cognitive science. My current work focuses on the relationship between Action-oriented Predictive Coding framework and different models of consciousness. I am also keenly interested in issues prominent in philosophy of perception, enactivism, and the ontological status of representations and computation.

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Kinga Jęczmińska

I graduated in Medicine from the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland in 2007. After one year of working as a physician, I started to study Philosophy of Being, Cognition and Value and English Philology at the University of Warsaw. I graduated in both programs with two BA degrees in 2011 and with two MA degrees in 2013. I currently pursue a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. I have been a prize winner in Polish and international competitions in mathematics and in Silesian academic competitions in human anatomy and human physiology. I’m an author and co-author of about 30 research papers in psychiatry, neurology, cognitive studies, philosophy of mind, ethics, bioethics, literary criticism and history of medicine presented at conferences in Poland, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Australia and the United Kingdom. I have published articles in Polish and English concerning psychiatry, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, ethics and bioethics

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Natalia Karczewska

I graduated from Philosophy of Being, Cognition and Value at the University of Warsaw in 2012. Right afterwards, I began doctoral studies in Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. I’m primarily interested in philosophy of language – I’m currently working on the problem of the so-called faultless disagreement (if you’d like to get to know more about it , here’s a good introductory reading by M. Kölbel ). Now my job is to write articles, attend conferences and teach classes (funny thing – the first course I taught was Logic I for the PBVC students!). However, studying philosophy does not only prepare you to… do more philosophy! I am also a Technology Analyst at the Polish Institute of Research and Development where I investigate newest trends in high technologies. I also member of the Board of the Center for Philosophical Research Association. In our association we organize such events as the Philosophers’ Rally (a gigantic conference for young philosophers), philosophical workshops and meetings. This is just to show you that studying philosophy opens your mind to many interesting career paths, teaches you analytic thinking and allows for a fairly uninhibited lifestyle*.

*The very last thing is a big fat lie – we tend to work quite a lot.

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Aleksandra Konarzewska

I graduated from PBCV in 2012. During my studies I took the European requirement of student mobilityseriously and made as many student exchanges as possible (Erasmus, MOST, DAAD, or in other words: Berlin, Cracow, Tübingen). Simultaneously, I became a student fellow at Akademia “Artes Liberales” which again enabled me to participate in tutorials & programmes at universities in Torun, Poznan & Cracow. After graduation I spent one year in Berlin, where I was studying  and doing my internship in The Centre for Historical Research in Berlin (project: “Modi memorandi”) and Polish Institute Berlin. In 2013 I started my PhD in Philosophische Fakultät at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

My MA thesis was devoted to work of Jerzy Nowosielski, a painter and Orthodox theologian, whereas PhD project concerns two great Polish thinkers and novelists: Witold Gombrowicz (you should read his “Pornography”, it´s terrific!) and Stanisław Brzozowski. Sometimes I write smaller things, mostly on such strange persons such as Leo Shestov, Dubravka Ugrešić, Czesław Miłosz or Julia Kristeva.

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Leon Ciechanowski

Education:

Currently I am a Philosophy (Warsaw University) and Psychology (University of Social Sciences and Humanities) PhD student.

I graduated in a couple of studies: »Artes Liberales« Academy, an interuniversity M.A. program in Philosophy and Cognitive Studies; I hold an M.A. and a B.A. in Philosophy (PBCV, UW) and a B.A. in Indian Studies (UW).

Research interests:

Currently I’m carrying out a research in the “Diamond Grant” program, project entitled: Sense of agency and decision-taking. The converge point of cognitive science and phenomenology (grant nr 0084/DIA/2012/41). I investigate the phenomena of sense of agency, metacognition, and mental agency.

Besides that I’m dealing with epistemology, philosophy and psychology of action, working memory, and cognitive science and neuropsychology of executive functions.

Hobbies: Trekking, snowboard, swimming, painting, detective and sci-fi novels, computer programming (Python, C, Visual Basic).

More info: https://uw.academia.edu/LeonCiechanowski