Damian works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Physical Education in Kraków. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the Jagiellonian University in 2016. In the project, he studies the relations between the Enlightenment and secularization in the interpretations of Charles Taylor and Ian Hunter. Damian has also been a co-Investigator in the project dedicated to Enlightenment, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience, and a collaborator in the project Radical and Conservative Thinkers in the Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity. His doctoral thesis, to be published as a book by the University of Nicolaus Copernicus Press in Toruń, analyses Charles Taylor’s conception of western secularity and secularism.
Dr. Marta Kwaśnicka
Marta has a PhD in History from the Pontifical University of John Paul II and an MA in Philosophy from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In the project, she engages in the study of religious responses to the Enlightenment attempts of rationalizing religion, with a special focus on Cardinal Newman. From 2011 until 2017, she was lecturing, inter alia, at the Pontificial University of John Paul II. Her publications include a monographUnfinished Discussion: 19th-century Catholic-Orthodox Polemic between Ivan Gagarin SJ and Alexei S. Chomiakov (Jagiellonian University Press, 2008) (co-edited with Leszek Augustyn).
Dr. Hasse Hämäläinen
Hasse has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh (2015). In the project, his tasks encompass, apart from authoring and maintaining this website, preparing research on the relationship of rationalism, morality and religious faith in Swedenborg and Kant. From 2015 until 2018, he was researching Enlightenment conceptions of moral conscience as a Co-Investigator in the National Science Centre-funded project on Enlightenment, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience. His publications include a collection of articles co-edited with Anna Tomaszewska, The Sources of Secularism: Enlightenment and Beyond(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).