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The Theory of Knowledge in the Thinking of Ľudovít Štúr

(Original title: Teória poznania v myslení Ľudovíta Štúra)
Filozofia, 79 (2024), 1, 39 - 53.
Type of work: Original Articles - The History of Slovak Philosophy and Political Thinking
Publication language: Slovak
The primary purpose of the study is to approach Štúr’s method of reflection on the category of truth and its cognition. Despite the fact that he did not write any comprehensive philosophical treatise devoted to this philosophical issue, Štúr’s various articles and lectures offer the possibility of reconstructing his position on the given question. The research of this issue within the framework of the research of the history of Slovak philosophical thought is connected to the analysis of the reflection of European philosophical influences in Štúr’s thinking, in which, in addition to the influence of authors from the environment of German classical philosophy, the influence of the Russian circle of Slavophiles was also manifested. One of the basic positions of the Slavophiles, on the basis of which they defined a categorical differentiation between Western and Slavic philosophical thought, was precisely the different epistemological tradition. The study approximates the given context of Štúr’s approach to the investigation of reality, on the basis of which we can more comprehensively understand the specific nature of Štúr’s political program, his various ideological starting points and approaches to political issues.

gnosiology – theologhism – truth – Ľudovít Štúr – Hegel – Slavophiles

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