Classical Political Philosophy in Popular Discourse
The Case of Poland
Zbigniew Rau, Katarzyna M. Staszyńska, Maciej Chmieliński, Krzysztof Zagórski
Classical Political Philosophy in Popular Discourse: The Case of Poland was written by an interdisciplinary team composed of academic experts in the fields of political philosophy and jurisprudence as well as in sociology. It combines two scientific paradigms—classical political philosophy and contemporary, empirical sociology. The chief aim of this unique scientific project is to explore, operationalize, and reconstruct the political doctrine that is present in contemporary Polish society’s popular discourse. It is unique due to the unusual cooperation between political philosophers, philosophers of law, and empirical sociologists because their normal research concerns radically different subjects, objects, and forms, using different methods and terminology. However, this book produced a synthesis of their respective approaches through a particular kind of synergy and compromise. The result is a pioneering, original reconstruction of the political doctrine of a contemporary European national community.