A discourse on Cezary Wodziński’s book "Metaphysics and metapolitics" already on this Saturday will start the series of "New philosophical meditations in the Royal Łazienki Museum". The first meeting will be combined with the ceremony of presentation of the prestigious Barbara Skarga Prize for the best philosophical essay of year 2016. We invite You to the Palace on the Isle – on 15 October at 6.00 p.m.

The central figure of an inaugural debate is Prof. Cezary Wodziński who passed away some months ago – the prominent thinker, essayist, translator and originator and the host of "Philosophical meditations" that took place in the Royal Łazienki Museum in years 2013-2015. New edition, entitled "Philosophy – politics – commonwealth", continues the tradition of those important meetings and it is an invitation to a broader debate. – This time the talks will be focused on the issue of collectivity. How should we think about politics and commonwealth today? How should we think about contemporary times from the political and commonwealth perspective? The intellectuals representing different fields of knowledge and different generations will participate in the discussions – says dr. Mateusz Falkowski, the Board Chairman of Fundacja na Rzecz Myślenia im. Barbary Skargi, the co-organizer of the series "New philosophical meditations in the Royal Łazienki Museum".

Written shortly before his death "Metaphysics and metapolitics" is the recapitulation of philosophical searches of Prof. Wodziński and his interest in the ideas of Martin Heidegger. The following persons will participate in "Philosopher. Politician...Devil" panel:  Ph. D. Piotr Augustyniak, Prof. Agata Bielik-Robson, Prof. Małgorzata Kowalska, dr. Anton Marczyński, Prof. Jacek Migasiński and Prof. Lech Witkowski.

The laureate of the fourth edition of the Competition with Barbara Skarga Prize for the best philosophical essay of year 2016 will be announced during the gala on Saturday. Among the finalists are: Joanna Bednarek, Jacek Dobrowolski, Michał Herer, Michał Krzykawski and Krzysztof Pacewicz.

Free admission, upon reservation: rsvp@lazienki-krolewskie.pl or (+48) 22 50 60 028, (+48) 22 50 60 183.