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Conceptual Nets of Anthropological Reflections and Particular Patterns of Power

(Original title: Konceptuální sítě antropologických reflexí a dílčí podoby moci)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 9, 877-892.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Czech

The paper’s focus is on an age-long philosophical issue: man and power. It is analyzed in the frame of the basic philosophical paradigms: ontological, epistemological, axiological, anthropological and linguistic. From the analysis and comparison of the particular traits of each of these paradigms three approaches to human beings arise: essential, existential and interpretative. The power dominating over people or possessing them has various forms: universal law, God’s will, political order, the nature inside and outside us, etc., the most dangerous of them being those we are unaware of.


Human essence, Identity, Philosophical paradigm, Humans and power

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