Henryk Skolimowski (born 1930 in Warsaw) is a Polish philosopher. He completed technical studies and philosophy in Warsaw. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Oxford University.
The student of Tadeusz Kotarbińskiand Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz, he specialized in logic and philosophy of language. Skolimowski earned a doctorate at the University of Oxford, where he also taught before he began his professorships at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and then at the University of Michigan, where he was for 23 years a professor of philosophy, and now holds the position of professor emeritus. Today he is considered to be the leading thinker in the field of eco-philosophy.
Skolimowski's work is partly inspired by his desire to overcome human angst and modern alienation caused by the overwhelming preponderance of modern technology and its hidden ideology. Our increasing dependence on technology, at the expense of a right relationship with Nature and the planet, is one of the prime concerns of Skolimowski's work. Another inspiration of his work is his awareness that organized patriarchal religions are increasingly unable to provide a meaningful spiritual platform from which modern human beings may appropriately evolve.
During decades of travel and involvement with leading thinkers across the globe, Skolimowski has become familiar with a great variety of cultures, and has been lauded by many for his work. He is the author of over 50 books and over 600 hundreds of scholarly and philosophical papers. He is also a poet. He writes in English. In the years 1992-1997 Skolimowski held the Chair of Ecological Philosophy at Technical University of Lodz, the first position of this kind in the world.
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In addition Henryk Skolimowski published over 600 articles. A more complete Bibliography of Henryk Skolimowski can be found in the book, THE WORLD AS SANCTUARY, Creative Fire Press, 2010.
From Oxford —To Beverly Hills—To Ann Arbor