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Kultúra princípov a kultúra zručností

Filozofia, 52 (1997), 1, 3-9.
Typ článku: State

In the epoch where the rational affirmed itself through competing with the non-rational through the employment of the strategies of division, limitation, and demarcation of borders (or colonization of the non-rational), reason constituted and imposed itself as a system ofprinciples. In the course of the 19th century, however, both separational and integrational strategies hit their limits appearing in the form of facticity, contextuality, particularity, singularity, locality, and regionalism. Wherever facticity, particularity, and regionalism succeed in finding an adequate expression for the articulation of their non-reducibility and legitimacy, reason as a system of principles turns unhelpful, misguiding, blinding, and undemocratically repressive. In the world, where the particular has proved its legitimacy, it will be - again - a skill that can be relied on for guidance, a skill as a capacity to tap situational, contextual, local (sometimes low tech) knowledge and experience, or, put otherwise, knowledge inseparable from a specific situation or a concrete agent of action

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