On 21 October 2012, Włodzimierz Ławniczak, professor emeritus of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, died. He was the head of the Department of Logic and Methodology of Science at the Institute of Philosophy in UAM from 1977 to 1997. He graduated from the Department of History of Art at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and throughout his whole professional life he was associated with the University. Professor Włodzimierz Ławniczak’s research interests included issues from the fields of aesthetics, semiotics, philosophy of art, logic, methodology and epistemology. In addition to numerous scientific articles, he published the following books: „The justifying role of analogy. A study of inferences in the history of art”, Poznan 1971, „Theoretical foundations of the interpretation of works of art”, Poznan 1975, „Investigating the work of art. An analysis of the interpretative factor „, Warsaw-Poznan 1983. He belonged to the first generation of investigators forming the Poznan Methodological School.