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The Starting Points and Problems of Kant’s Philosophy of History

(Original title: Východiská a problémy Kantovej filozofie dejín)
Filozofia, 29 (1974), 6, 624-637.
Type of work: Papers and Discussions - The 50th Anniversary of Immanuel Kant's Birth
Publication language: Slovak
The authoress analyzes Kant’s relatively less known and non-extensive philosophical-historical works: The Idea of General History in the Sense of World Citizenship; The Pre-Supposed Beginning of Human History; The Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? The Reviews on Herder’s Ideas on the Philosophy of the Histor yof Mankind, and To Eternal Peace. She points out the place of these worsk in Kant’s philosophical development from noetic works to ethic worsk, as well as a cerain independence and particularity of these works in the whole of his work and system, if, on the one hand, she states their inner affinity in method and contents with Kant’s apriorism and transcendentalism, then on the other hand she discloses their stimulativeness and innovatory impulses, with which Kant after Rousseau and Herder — contributed to constituting the philosophy of history with a clean-cut historical-social and dialectical character.
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