Theory and Practice of Education, Learning, and Upbringing in Lviv-Warsaw School (Review of Olha Honcharenko’s monograph “Philosophy of Education in Lviv-Warsaw School. Kamianets-Podilskyi: Ltd. “Printing House ‘Ruta’, 2018. 476 pp.”)

: 80-83
Received: February 23, 2019
Accepted: March 15, 2019
Lviv National Polytechnic University

The review analyzes the content of Olha Honcharenko’s monograph “Philosophy of Education at the Lviv-Warsaw School”. The Lviv-Warsaw School is known as a school of early analytical philosophy, in which much attention was paid to logic, analysis of concepts, and rejection of irrationalism in philosophy. However, in a reviewed monograph, representatives of the Lviv-Warsaw School appear as theorists of education, pedagogy and didactics. They paid much attention to the development of philosophical propaedeutics, emphasized the importance of didactics, which is based on logic and psychology; defended university autonomy and freedom of academic researches. One can assume that the author achieved the goal, namely: she thoroughly analyzed the peculiarities of the philosophy of education of representatives of the Lviv-Warsaw School, proved that Ukrainian educators, teachers, psychologists, in particular, Mykhaylo Rudnytski and Yakym Yarema, were influenced by the pedagogical, epistemological and psychological ideas of the founder Lviv-Warsaw School of Kasimir Twardowski. But, the author stressed that there is the Ukrainian branch of Lviv-Warsaw school. This assertion needs more proofs, which are not in this monograph. There are some Ukrainian scholars and intellectuals, who were under the influence of Kasimir Twardowski. But, they were separated from him after graduation of the University of Lviv. Therefore, they weren’t brought into Ukrainian intellectual and scientific fields any ideas and methodology of Kasimir Twardowski and weren’t cultivating them in order to provide some kind of continuation of Kasimir Twardowski’s heritage.  However, this monograph is the first systematic study of Lviv-Warsaw School in the educational field. It is still necessary to study of the heritage of Lviv-Warsaw School in other philosophic areas, such as ontology, logic, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics.     

Honcharenko, O. (2018). Philosophy of Education in Lviv-Warsaw School. Kamianets-Podilskyi: Ltd. “Printing House ‘Ruta’”.