A neglected Young Hegelian, Cieszkowski published prolifically in economics and philosophy, but the work most influential on the Hegelians was his. August Cieszkowski was a philosopher, economist, social reformer and political activist. As early as he formulated a daring critique of Hegel, which. Media in category “August Cieszkowski”. The following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. List Augusta Cieszkowskiego do.

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Skip to cieszkowki content. August Cieszkowski — — philosopher, politician. In he received a doctoral degree, after which he travelled around Europe for several years.

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He contributed to the establishment of the Library of Warsaw. He was a man of many interests.

Apart from philosophy, always close to his heart, he was interested in agronomy. He propagated the system of shares in profits and co-ownership for employees. He saw this system as an incentive to work more efficiently and as the basis for a multifaceted development. He tried to put his ideas into practice not only in Wierzenica, but also in his landed estate that he purchased in France.

His achievements were appreciated by the French, which was manifested in his being elected a delegate to the National Agricultural Congress in Paris in At the same time he participated actively in politics.

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In he was elected a member of the Prussian parliament. In the same year he cooperated in the establishment of the Polish League, which mission was to defect the Polish cause. Unfortunately, already a year later, as a consequence of sharpening of the regulations of the Act on associations the League was abolished. In the parliament he fought for the Polish causes believing that concessions might be gained in that way.


He was repeatedly elected a member of the parliament. The first period of his parliamentary cieszkowsko lasted for seven cieszowski — in the following elections Polish members of the parliaments were not re-elected. In that time he became the leader augus the Polish fraction not only due to his talents and education, but also his diligence.

In the next years he travelled a little — e. In spring he married his cousin, Helena Cieszkowska.

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They had two sons. He was its chairman for three terms. He again started his parliamentary work in Two years later he was the president of the Polish Fraction in the parliament.

The problems of agriculture were close to his cleszkowski — he appreciated its role and the importance of people working in agriculture. He was of an opinion that agricultural education contributes to improvement of their living conditions, as well as promotes the defence of the existence of the Polish nation under the partitions. In his landed estates he introduced numerous agronomical improvements in accordance with the world trends. Being aware of advances in agriculture in Western Europe, he tried to popularise these new ideas in Polish provinces.


Since his actions aiming at the establishment of a higher school were ignored by the authorities, he declared in at a meeting of the Polish Fraction to found it in his own estate. In the following years he visited such schools in France, England and Belgium.

It was the only higher school in the Polish territory under the Prussian rule.

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It was named Halina to commemorate his late wife. The school was established against the intentions of the authorities, solely as a private initiative.

Although it did not have formal academic rights it realized an extensive, modern curriculum. It covered practical courses, natural foundations of cieezkowski and animal production, courses in economics and social sciences as well as foundation of agricultural produce processing.

Courses in construction engineering, machine design, forestry, horticulture, pomology and vegetable crops were also taught.

The curriculum to a considerable extent was similar to the contemporary curricula in agricultural schools. Graduates were very well prepared to run modern farms. As a result of persecution by the government the school was closed in He died on 12 March He was buried in the parish church in Wierzenica.

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