Zaluski, Wojciech

Full Professor

Jagiellonian University, Poland



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2007/2008

Ph.D. Institution

Jagiellonian University, Poland


My research interests embrace legal philosophy, social philosophy, ethics and philosophy of science.

I graduated in law and in philosophy at the Jagiellonian University(respectively, in 2002 and 2004). I defended my Ph.D. in law in 2005.

My dissertation "The Limits of Naturalism. A Game-theoretic Critique of Justice as Mutual Advantage" provided a critical evaluation of the possibility of constructing a full-blooded theory of justice on the basis of purely naturalistic premises.

While writing this dissertation, I have developed my conviction about great usefulness of rational choice theory for the analysis of issues of legal and social philosophy.

In order to better understand the foundations of rational choice theory, I have dealt with the problem of philosophical interpretations of probability. The result of my research over this problem was a dissertation Propensity Interpretation of Probability (which I defended as PhD in philosophy of science in 2007).

Since 2004 I have been working at the Department of Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law of the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland). I have taught courses in Economic Analysis of Law and in Ethics and I have led classes in Logic and in Introduction to Jurisprudence.

I am currently working on three topics: philosophical foundations of law and economics, evolutionary explanations of legal and ethical institutions, probabilistic aspects of normative reasoning.
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