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On Problems of the Penetration of Marxism in Slovakia at the Beginning of Our Century

(Original title: K problematike prenikania marxizmu na Slovensko začiatkom nášho storočia)
Filozofia, 40 (1985), 2, 144-152.
Type of work: Papers - The History of Marxism In Slovakia
Publication language: Slovak

The pioneers of socialism in Slovakia, especially E. Borek, approached in principle correctly to the understanding of gnoseologic and psychologic causes of religion, they were, however, not able to find the link between the social and gnoseologic cause of religion and their mutual, inseparable connection. Their criticism of religion was, therefore, not scientific and stopped at halfway. The pioneer character of Borek’s work „Social Democracy and Religion“ represented his effort to explain the relation of religion and science, belief and scientific knoxledge from the standpoint of the relative and absolute truth. Borek’s work was the first attempt in our country at systematic criticism from Marxist positions.

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