Krzysztof Tarkowski – Výzkum a CV

Ontology of Money and the Anthropocene

Research Area 2. Norms and Transgressions

Contact: krzysztof.tarkowski[@]gmail.com

Krzysztof Tarkowski (*1989) holds PhD in philosophy from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. His doctoral research focused on the tension between mainstream philosophy of science and contemporary social studies of science and technology. His educational background includes philosophy and history, and his research interests include science and technology studies and historical epistemology.

During his stay at CEFRES, he is involved in two projects. In the TANDEM program, he is a part of Contested energy transitions. Conflicts and social innovations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and France project. It aims to provide a better understanding of transition resistance and stakeholder conflicts arising as a result of the EU and national energy transition policies.

Tarkowski also conducts his research named Ontology of Money and the Anthropocene. This project is based on the assumption that our currently dominant perception of what money is and how it works i.e. as a universally tradable good, is a condition of possibility for the contemporary climate and environmental crisis. Hence, the project seeks to challenge our understanding of money by examining historical and contemporary instances of non-classic functionalities. It aims to illustrate the potential to restrict the universality of money by associating it with values and local.

CV

Education

  • PhD in Philosophy 2024, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
  • MA in Philosophy 2016, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
  • MA in History 2015, Kazimierz Wielki University

Research stays

  • University of Toronto (CA), Department of Philosophy – April-June 2023
  • University of Vienna (AT), Department of Philosophy – summer school organized by Institute Vienna Circle – July 2022

Selected publications and translations

  • The Physicist & the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time. Jimena Canales. Princeton University Press, 2016. Translation and editing into Polish with Anna Kuszmiruk and Gniewomir Sarbicki, in progress.
  • Smart Metering. Social Risk Perception and Risk Governance. Krzysztof Tarkowski et al. In: Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities into Teaching about Energy. Teachener edukit. Toruń: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, 2019, p. 242-269.
  • Decentralized Energy Systems. Social Aspects of Energy Production and Use. Krzysztof Tarkowski et al. In: Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities into Teaching about Energy. Teachener edukit. Toruń: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, 2019, p. 336-368.
  • Inventing the Future. Postcapitalism and a World Without Work. Nick Srnicek, Alex Williams. Verso, London 2015. Translation and editing with Ewa Bińczyk and Jakub Gużyński. Toruń: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK, 2019.
  • The Collapse of Western Civilization. A View from the Future. Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway. Columbia University Press, New York 2014. Translation and editing with Ewa Bińczyk and Jakub Gużyński. Warszawa: PWN, 2017. Chapter of this book was published in the journal: Teksty Drugie, 2017, No. 3.
  • How Buildings ‘Surprise’. The Renovation of the Alte Aula in Vienna. Albena Yaneva. „Science Studies” 2008, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 8-28. Translation with Ewa Bińczyk, „Avant” 2018, No. 3, p. 25-48.
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