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2007 | 55 | 3 | 441-455
Article title

Zdar a nezdar „národní“ filosofie

Authors
Title variants
EN
Success and failure of 'national' philosophy: Patocka and Masaryk
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
The author examines Jan Patocka's claim that T. G. Masaryk's national philosophy proved a failure. National philosophy here means a conception of history's intelligibility and of the place of a national community in it. Masaryk presupposed a morally ordered history gradually realising the ideals of humanity. He guided Czechoslovakia accordingly and, according to Patocka, left it unprepared for the wars of the 20th c. Yet Patocka's conception, though sustaining individual defiance, offers little guidance for a community. Thus neither can be considered simply a failure. One was successful as a programme, the other as a consolation, but neither can serve adequately in an age whose ultimate metaphysical problem concerns the relation of humankind to the world of all life.
Keywords
Year
Volume
55
Issue
3
Pages
441-455
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • E. Kohak, Filosoficka fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Praha, Czech Republic
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
08CZAAAA03917764
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.139ee71c-eb1d-388d-b60f-d54781685b78
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