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24 February
2014

Following the Józef Tischner Trail

Philosopher, priest, promoter of highlanders’ culture. The author of now iconic Historia filozofii po góralsku (History of Philosophy, Highlander-Style). He was awarded the Order of the White Eagle. We invite you to read a new literary trail following Józef Tischner’s footsteps.

First I am a human, then a philosopher, then there is a long “nothing at all”, and finally, I am a priest. – Rev. Józef Tischner used to say about himself. As we take the virtual Tischner Trail, guided by Joanna Podsadecka, we will familiarise ourselves with every face of the philosopher. We will visit places which are generally associated with his life and work, as well as those less known, often quite surprising.

The journey starts in Krakow: we will learn why Józef Tischner studied law for one year, what words he used when addressing Lech Wałęsa at Wawel Cathedral and what subject he lectured at the State Drama School in Krakow. We will visit Nowy Targ and Łopuszna, climb Mt Turbacz and take a look at Tetmajer’s Manor House, and on the way we will find Stary Sącz and Tylmanowa, where once little Józio was taking his first steps.

The project Literacka Małopolska is co-financed by the European Union as part of the The Malopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013 ERDF.