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Questions about the History of Slovak Philosophy

(Original title: Otázniky nad dejinami slovenskej filozofie)
Filozofia, 58 (2003), 10, 671-683.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The history of Slovak philosophy can be reconstructed along two basic lines: along the line of the school (academic) philosophy, developed at existing high schools, colleges and universities, as well as along the other line - that of philosophical (social) thinking. The researches should focus not only on professional philosophy, but also on the forms of applied (and also implicit) philosophical thinking as a part of the community's culture. The standpoint of the researches should be non-ideological, non-national, non-ethnical. "The Slovak philosophy" is related to all philosophical expressions, historically present in Slovak region or in Slovak culture. This option as an alternative to previous paradigmatic scheme, used by Marxist historiography. It represents a methodological issue par excellence, demanding a special attention and also theoretical and methodological selfreflection of the historians of philosophy.

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