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Intellectuals debate role of humanities in modern Polish culture

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Victoria Bieniek 15.03.2017 14:11
  • Polish intellectuals debate on the role of humanities in modern Polish culture.
Continuity of Polish culture and determining Polish identity were the main topics of a debate entitled "The place of humanities in Polish modern culture" in Warsaw.
Photo: Grzegorz Jakubowski/KPRM.Photo: Grzegorz Jakubowski/KPRM.

Held at the Belweder Palace in Warsaw, the debate opened a series of meetings devoted to Polish culture in preparation for large-scale celebrations marking the centenary of Polish independence in 2018.

Presidential advisor Professor Andrzej Waśko from the Jagiellonian University stressed the importance of humanities for the development of sociopolitical life.

“Humanities in the broad sense: knowledge of history, a grasp of dialectics, the ability to reason is vital to maintaining national unity and identity, is indispensable for the functioning of an independent state and democracy," he said.

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