Letter from Tadeusz Czeżowski written 10.10.1957

Toruń, 10 October 1957.


            Dear Roman!

            Thank you very much for your card of the 5th of this month. I’d be very grateful to you for reports from the congresses in Marburg, Krefeld, Venice, and Royaumont, so please send them. Tatark. sent me brief notes from those congresses in which he took part, mentioning dates, Polish attendees, and the titles of only his own papers. Thus I’m asking you for supplementary information, i.e. general features and your own participation ‒ any features within a range you yourself consider appropriate.

            You ask about reports from the meetings of the Toruń Scientific Soc. and Summaries of your readings. Unfortunately, this is progressing very slowly due to the publishing difficulties we’re having with Polish Scientific Publishers. But the Management hasn’t lost hope that we’ll manage to catch up on the backlog in 1958, since, from an editorial point of view, they’ve already been prepared.

            Ms Gołaszewska’s lecture left the best possible impression; in the discussion Elzenberg and Konrad Górski had a lot to say (but not in the sense of polemics with the speaker); anyway, she’s probably already reported the progress of this visit from her own point of view. At the moment, Pasenkiewicz is expected to come here at the end of November or the beginning of December with a lecture on Chwistek’s semantics. Among our philosophy students I have Zbigniew Zwinogrodzki, whom you surely remember, because I know from him that he was in touch with you. I’d very much like to know what you think of him. I think he’s an intelligent boy, but still very raw.

            This coming Wednesday I’m supposed to be at a meeting of the Academic Council of the Institute of Philosophy, where organisational matters and the work programme are to be discussed. I have to be there, as an employee of the Institute. However, as a result, I won’t be able to come to the Saturday meeting of the Library of Classics of Philosophy, to which I received an invitation (although I still don’t know if I’m a member of the Editorial Committee, because I haven’t received any notification on that). I’d gladly attend this meeting, to see you all, and also because I’m interested in publishing matters; however, it’s difficult for me to make the trip to Warsaw twice in one week.

            I haven’t had a letter from Iza Dąmbska for a long time. Has she moved to Cracow permanently yet? Has she gotten a flat? How does she feel in the new situation, how is it in terms of the two of you working together? Has Dania also started lessons at the university? What is she lecturing about? Are you satisfied with the relationships that have been established in philosophy studies?

            My wife’s had the flu; so far I’ve avoided it.

                                                        We both send both of you cordial

greetings and regards