Roman Darowski, Polish philosopher, Died at 81


Roman Darowski was born on August 12, 1935, and died on January 15, 2017.

He was a Jesuit, philosopher, professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum in Kraków.

Darowski entered the Jesuit Order in 1951.

He was ordained priest in 1961, in Warsaw.

Darowski studied philosophy at the Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy in Kraków (1955-1958) and theology at the Jesuit Faculty of Theology: Bobolanum in Warsaw (1958-1962).

Roman Darowski continued his philosophical studies at the Gregorian University in Rome (1963-1966), where he obtained a Ph.D, and in Munich (1966/67); since 1990 full professor (professor ordinarius).

As of 1967, he has been a lecturer in philosophy, mainly in philosophical anthropology, at the Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy in Kraków, now Akademia Ignatianum; dean of the Faculty of Philosophy (1968-1982, 1994-1997, 2001–2007; rector of the Jesuit College in Kraków (1978-1984); founder and the first editor (1996-2006) of a multilingual revue Forum Philosophicum; member of the Committee for the History of Science and Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

He publishes mainly in the field of philosophical anthropology and in the field of history of philosophy in Poland, especial¬ly that of the Jesuits.

Darowski has published 15 books and over 300 articles – over 50 of them in foreign languages.

Roman Darowski passed away at 81 years old.