The article presents ethical work of an outstanding representative of the
philosophical Lvov-Warsaw School – Izydora Dąmbska. The conviction that
philosophy is a science and is axiologically grounded was inherited from her teacher
Kazimierz Twardowski. According to this point of view, being a philosopher means
realization of both intellectual and moral values.
The text gives an insight into the ways Dąmbska understands the term ethics
and her notion of the most fundamental terms of axiological ethics: assessment,
values, norms. The four distinguished by her issues of scientific ethics: the issue of
ethical criteria, sources of morality, moral foundation and range of ethics are also
examined. Dąmbska’s achievements in the history of ethics, her reflections on ethics’
independence from religion and on teaching ethics at school are also presented.