Zdroje filozofického myšlení Karla Rahnera
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Sources of Philosophical Thought in Karl Rahner
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The article deals with the basics of metaphysics of the German theologian Karl Rahner, as it developed in his key works Geist in Welt and Hörer des Wortes. In both cases, the article pertains to the second edition of both works, which are revised and supplemented. The starting point for the philosophical thinking of Karl Rahner can be seen in four philosophical streams: the classical scholasticism of St. Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant’s transcendental reflection, the intellectual dynamism of Joseph Maréchal and the existential philosophy of Martin Heidegger. More specifically, the scope of the article is to explore the question that is the fundamental basis of Rahner’s metaphysics. The question has two sides: the interrogativeness (which demonstrates the original unity of knowledge and being) and the disputableness (doubtfulness, alienation of being by the matter). Finally, the article raises certain objections to Rahner’s metaphysical starting point. The main objection to the subjectivism can be seen as having been overcome in Rahner’s theology of the symbol.
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