Rękopisy etyczne

Ethical Manuscripts

Henryk Elzenberg (1887 – 1967) is one of the most prominent Polish philosophers of this century. His main publications are: the brilliant Foundations of Leibniz’s Metaphysics of 1917; a philosophical diary published in 1963 as Trouble with Being; and a collection of papers Man and Value (1966). Elzenberg’s principal field of inquiry was axiology, in which he put forward a deep and original conception of his own. That, however, remains still mostly in the form of manuscripts and lecture notes, of which we publish two pieces above: a critique of the utilitarian concept of value, and an analysis of Meinong’s position on the same topic.