Professor Jakub Kloc-Konkołowicz (1975 – 2021) passed away unexpectedly and much too early on April 14, 2021.
Since 1999 employed at the Department of Social Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy (previously the Institute of Philosophy), University of Warsaw. Currently he is the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at University of Warsaw and the Chair of the Department of Social Philosophy. His doctoral thesis on the primacy of the practical reason in Kant and Fichte’s philosophy, written under the supervision of Professor Marek J. Siemek, defended in 2004, published in 2007, was awarded with the Prize of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. Postdoctoral degree at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Warsaw in 2016, attained on the basis of his book Anerkennung als Verpflichtung (Königshausen&Neumann, Würzburg 2015). Multiple scholarships of Polish and German scientific foundations: 2000/2001 – DAAD Scholarship in Tübingen, Germany; 2002/2003 – Foundation for Polish Science Scholarship; 2006/2008 Aleksander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.Prizewinner of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – the prize involved a research stay (2015/2016) at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and a close collaboration with Professor Axel Honneth. Kloc-Konkołowicz is also the Head of the Research Centre for German Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, Warsaw University, where he organizes Polish-German and Polish-Austrian symposia, scientific conferences, and lectures of renowned German and Austrian philosophers. He is author of three monographs and over 50 articles and contributions in Polish, German, and English, mainly in German and Polish scientific journals and collected volumes. His main research interests include: Social Philosophy, Theory of Recognition, classical German Philosophy (Kant, Fichte, Hegel) and contemporary philosophy of the German language area.