mikdomMy research is primarily concerned with ancient theories of figurative language, interpretation and rhetoric, on which I have published numerous articles (among others, in Ancient Philosophy, Classical World, Elenchos, Kernos) and my habilitation book (Ancient Philosophy and the Problem of Interpretation. The Development of Allegoresis from the Presocratics to Aristotle, Poznan 2013).

Additionally, I have published papers on figurative language in the field of contemporary linguistics (among others, in Cognitive LinguisticsText & Talk and Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict). My linguistic research is primarily concerned with metaphors in the Arabic language.

I have also made translations from various languages: both ancient (Greek, Latin) and modern (Arabic, English, Danish, German, French, Italian).

Education:

2014 – Habilitation in philosophy (Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Social Sciences)
2004 – Ph.D. in philosophy Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Social Sciences)
2000 – M.A. in philology  (Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Modern Languages)

Research Projects:

2018–2020 – Symbol, Allegory, Metaphor. The Relevance of Allegoresis for the Development of Post-Aristotelian Theories of Figurative Language [View description] 

Selected Publications in English:

  1.  “The Beginnings of Greek Allegoresis,” Classical World 110 (2017), 299-321. [PDF]
  2. “Conceptualizing the Economy as a Living Organism: Vivification in Arab Economic Discourse,” Text & Talk 36 (2016), 417–443. [Link]
  3. “The Sophists and Allegoresis,” Ancient Philosophy 35 (2015), 247–258. [PDF]
  4. “The Self in Arabic and the Relativism-Universalism Controversy,” Cognitive Linguistics 22 (2011), 535–567. [PDF]
  5. “Theological Etymologizing in the Early Stoa,” Kernos. Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique 25 (2012), 125–148. [PDF]
  6. “Chrysippus on the Hierogamy of Zeus and Hera,” Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 9 (2014), 7–12. [PDF]
  7. “Conceptualizing Conflict in Arab Economic News Reporting,” Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 1 (2013), 115–136. [Link]
  8. “Theagenes of Rhegium and the Rise of Allegorical Interpretation,” Elenchos. Rivista di studi sul pensiero antico 32 (2011), 205–227. [PDF]
  9. “Symbolic Poetry, Inspired Myths and Salvific Function of Allegoresis in Proclus’ Commentary on the Republic,” Peitho. Examina antiqua 5 (2014), 119–137. [PDF]
  10. “Sull’allegoresi simbolica del primo pitagorismo,” Peitho. Examina antiqua 4 (2013), 93–103. [PDF]
  11. “Lucius Annaeus Cornutus’ Ethnographic Investigations Into Mythology,” Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 8 (2013), 25–39. [PDF]
  12. “From Etymology to Ethnology. On the Development of Stoic Allegorism,” Archiwum historii filozofii i myśli społecznej 56 (2011), 81–100. [PDF]
  13. “Allegoresis in the Fifth Century BC,” Eos. Commentarii Societatis Philologae Polonorum 97 (2010), 233–248. [PDF]
  14. “Defiance, Persuasion or Conformity? The Argument in Plato’s Apology and Crito,” Peitho. Examina antiqua 2 (2011), 111–121. [PDF]
  15. “Plato’s Ambivalence about Rhetoric in the Gorgias,” Eos. Commentarii Societatis Philologae Polonorum 95 (2008), 19–31. [PDF]

Selected Publications in Polish:

  1. „Alegoryzująca teologia Ferekydesa: między obrazem a pojęciem,” Filo-Sofija 36 (2017), 559–565. [PDF]
  2. „Wieloznaczność orzekania w Topikach 1.15″, Peitho. Examina antiqua 7 (2016), 69–85. [PDF]
  3. „Arystotelesowskie ujęcie homonimii”, Diametros 50 (2016), 1–24. [PDF]
  4. Filozofia antyczna wobec problemu interpretacji. Rozwój alegorezy od przedsokratyków do Arystotelesa, Poznań 2013. [PDF]
  5. “Apologetyczna funkcja alegorezy w papirusie z Derveni,” Archiwum historii filozofii i myśli społecznej 60 (2015), 11–23. [PDF]
  6. „Miejsce metafor w badaniach nad komunikacją,” Folia Philosophica. Acta Universitatis Lodziensis 25 (2012), 171–180. [PDF]
  7. „Heraklit Alegoreta i filozoficzne znaczenie starożytnej egzegezy Homera,” Ruch Filozoficzny 68 (2011), 463–483. [PDF]
  8. „Odwieczny spór filozofii z poezją w traktacie Heraklita Alegorety,” Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium Graecae et Latinae 21 (2011), 5–20. [PDF]
  9. „Lucjusz Anneusz Kornutus i etnograficzna egzegeza mitu,” Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 7 (2012), 7–25. [PDF]
  10. „Symbol i alegoria w filozoficznej egzegezie stoików,” Filo-Sofija 13 (2011), 719–736. [PDF]
  11. “Teodor Metochites o ironii filozofów,” Peitho. Examina antiqua 5 (2014), 295–300. [PDF]
  12. „Platońskie inspiracje Orygenesowskiej hermeneutyki,” Przegląd Filozoficzny 74 (2010), 133–151. [PDF]
  13. „Platońskie inspiracje Filońskiej alegorezy,” Przegląd Filozoficzny 61 (2007), 83–93. [PDF]
  14. „Sceptyczna a Nietzscheańska krytyka poznania,” Archiwum historii filozofii i myśli społecznej 52 (2007), 103–129. [PDF]
  15. „Aksjologiczne presupozycje marksizmu i psychoanalizy,” Folia Philosophica 26 (2008), 285–301. [PDF]
  16. „Interpretacja humanistyczna a problem starożytnej alegorezy,” Filo–Sofija 12 (2011), 361–372. [PDF]

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