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The Philosophy (Ethics) of Life of Martin Rázus

(Original title: Filozofia (etika) života Martina Rázusa)
Filozofia, 63 (2008), 10, 901-913.
Type of work: Anniversaries
Publication language: Slovak

The paper offers an analysis of Martin Rázus’ work Argumenty (Arguments, 1932) and its place in the history of philosophy and ethics in the first half of the 20th century in Slovakia. Rázus deals with three basic forms of life: (a) its biological-anthropological form, which is a presupposition and basis of the other two forms: (b) life in the form of a family life; (c) on the top of the development there is the life in the form of a nation or national life. All three forms are penetrated by morality and namely by humanity. Attention is paid also to some ways of understanding life shared by B. Spinoza, E. Fromm and M. Rázus.


M. Rázus, Life, Family, Nation, Morals, Moral law, B. Spinoza

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