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Jan Patočka and Slovakia

(Original title: Patočka a Slovensko)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 1, 1-11.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

Jan Patočka outlined the basic principles of his phenomenology in the 1960ies, when a possibility appeared for him to publish them in Slovakia. He influenced Slovak philosophy by his contributions on the history of Czech philosophy, by his critical evaluation of the philosophy of Czech history (especially that of Masaryk), as well as by developing his double concept of nation in Czech tradition (the language-cultural and social-ethical ones). In his outlines of Czech philosophy he occasionally reviewed also the writings of Slovak philosophers. In interpreting the philosophy of “small nations” his concept of “marginal philosophy” might be inspiring.


J. Patočka and Slovak philosophy, History of Czech philosophy, Concepts of nation, Patočka in Slovakia

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