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Practice and the Basic Philosophical Question

(Original title: Prax a základná filozofická otázka)
Filozofia, 30 (1975), 1, 57-76.
Type of work: Papers and Discussions
Publication language: Slovak
The philosophical analysis of the dialectics of the objective historical process from the point of view of practice represents in the history of philosophical iniciatives an important gnostic progress the substance of which consists in the dialectical-materialistic interpretation of the nature of the subject and object. The philosophical and ideo-methodological importance of this dialectical category — as it follows from the legacy of the classics of Marxism-Leninism — consists in the fact that it represents one of the conditions of the scientific understanding of human history as a naturalhistorical process expressing, in principle, the permanent and, on a higher and higher level renewed, unity of Man and Nature. This, of course, does not mean that by promoting the category of practice to its dialectical-materialist level the Marxist philosophy — as e. g. the so called „authentic Marxism” asserts — is only a philosophy of practice, man, etc., in which there is no room for the dialectics of nature. On the contrary, the problem of practice is only an organic component of the complex of the natural-historical problems of Marxism-Leninism.
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