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Barbara Skarga
Skarga in 2000
Born 25 October 1919
Warszawa, Poland
Died 18 September 2009(2009-09-18) (aged 89)
Poznań, Poland

Barbara Skarga (October 25, 1919 – September 18, 2009) was a Polish philosophy historian and philosopher who worked mainly in ethics and epistemology.


Skarga was born in 1919 at Warsaw to a Calvinist family with gentry roots. Her sister was actress Hanna Skarżanka and brother was Edward Skarga. Skarga studied philosophy at Wilno University. During World War II she was a member of the resistance movement Armia Krajowa. In 1944 the Soviet NKVD arrested and sentenced her to ten years at the katorga. Afterwards, she was forced to live at a collective farm. She returned to Poland in 1955 and graduated in 1957 with a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Warsaw. In 1988 she became a full professor of philosophy.
Skarga was an editor-in-chief of Etyka. In 1995 she was awarded Order of the White Eagle.
She died on September 18, 2009, and was buried on September 25 in Warsaw.


  • Narodziny pozytywizmu polskiego 1831-1864 (1964)
  • Kłopoty intelektu. Między Comte'em a Bergsonem (1975)
  • Czas i trwanie. Studia nad Bergsonem (1982)
  • Po wyzwoleniu 1944-1956 (1985)
  • Przeszłość i interpretacje (1987)
  • Granice historyczności (1989)
  • Tożsamość i różnica. Eseje metafizyczne (1997)
  • Ślad i obecność (2002)
  • Kwintet metafizyczny (2005)
  • Człowiek to nie jest piękne zwierzę (2007)
  • Tercet metafizyczny (2009)

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