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The article aims to analyze Wieczory badeńskie (Baden Evenings) by Józef Maksymilian
Ossoliński as a work representative of the Enlightenment struggle with superstitions.
Ideas typical to the Enlightenment are analyzed with regards to the motifs
that refer to the exaggerated fear of the deceased found in a collection by Ossoliński. Analyzed are the methods by means of which Ossoliński mocks a superstitious
way of thinking that was typical to that age. Particular works, whose echoes are found
in the text, are examined in relation to the Polish Enlightenment culture as well as in
further European contexts.