This Book is dedicated to the problem of the culture in Europe. Articles are arranged in three sections. The first one: “The concept of the State in the European thought” – carries texts which concern the category of “the state” and “the laws” comprehended as the demand of the rationalities of the public life. The second part: “Cultural borderlands of Europe” – discusses the diverse demarcation lines of the European territory. The third part: “The faces of Polish political and ethical culture” – includes texts concerning the Polish political and ethical culture.