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Disputes on the “Natural Character” of and “Freedom” in Contemporary Capitalism

(Original title: Spory o otázke „prirodzenosti“ a „slobody“ súčasného kapitalizmu)
Filozofia, 66 (2011), 8, 782-793.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper offers an analysis of ongoing disputes on freedom, democracy, justice and ecological sustainability of contemporary capitalism, which became even more topical due to the global financial and economical crisis of the latter. The author’s focus is on several methodological aspects of these disputes. He shows how freedom and democracy are reduced to mere political freedom and democracy, while the distributive justice is reduced to mere redistribution of pre-distributed revenues. If social sciences are to resolve the theoretical problems of the 21st century society, these reductions have inevitably to be eliminated.


Global crisis of capitalism, Freedom, Democracy, Justice

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