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History of Philosophy as a Struggle of Contradictions

(Original title: Dejiny filozofie ako boj protirečení)
Filozofia, 33 (1978), 3, 313-319.
Type of work: Papers - Contradiction as a Category of the History of Philosophy
Publication language: Slovak
The author applies Hegel’s thesis that the world is moved by contradiction upon the history of philosophy. In the history of philosophy, this thesis is more valid than in other scientific spheres, namely because of the specific, laden with subjective elements, nature of philosophical cognition. The contradictions emerge not only between materialism and idealism, but also within these camps, even among individual authors. Even an individual author can be an adversary of his own. Each philosophical branch has the contradictory notions and contradictions of its own. They can be divided into several kinds: the elementary and the subsidiary ones, the objective and the subjective ones, the realized and unrealized ones, the removable and irremovable ones.
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