Activity of Human Knowledge
(Original title: Aktívnosť ľudského poznania)Filozofia
, 36 (1981)
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak
The Marxist-Leninist theory of knowledge is based on the reflection of material reality in the consciousness of Man. In the paper attention is paid to dialectical-materialistic conception of material and spiritual activity in the cognitive process which is here explained in the positive way and in the opposition both to the sensualist passive conception of reflection in the teaching of materialists of the 17th — 18th century and to the activist conception of knowledge in the teaching of the German idealism. In the end of the paper some critical views on the positions of those authors are taken who refuse the theory of reflection or make its basic principles questionable.