BANDROWSKI Bronisław—philosopher and psychologist, b. May 27, 1879 in MoŶciskie, d. July 25, 1914 in the Tatra Mountains.

He was the son of a judge, Alfred Bandrowski, and Joanne of Zajączkowskie. He was educated in middle schools in Lwów and Kraków. He studied philosophy and classical philology in Lwów as student of K. Twardowski, the founder of the Lwów-Warsaw philosophical school. From 1902 he worked as a gymnasium teacher in Rzeszów and then in Lwów. He was a member of the head council of the Association of Teachers of Higher Schools. He belonged to the editorial board of the Association’s journal “Muzeum” [Museum]. In 1904 he contributed to the establishment of the Polish Philosophical Association and was active in it to the end of his life. He delivered many reports at its sessions. In 1905 he earned the title of doctor on the basis of his dissertation On the methods of inductive investigation. In the same year he traveled to Gottingen where he studied psychology under G. E. Müller. From that time he studied experimental psychology. He died tragically while on a trip in the Tatra Mountains. He had intended to open a habilitation program in the psychology of thought at the University of Lwów. He wrote, among other works, O metodach badania indukcyjnego [On the methods of inductive investigation], O analizie mowy i jej znaczeniu dla filozofii [On the analysis of speech and its significance for philosophy] (Rz 1905); Psychologiczna analiza zjawisk myślenia [Psychological analysis of the phenomena of thought] (PF 10 (1907) 518–531).

K. Ajdukiewicz, PSB I 256–257; J. Syski, FPS 15.

Ryszard Polak

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