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Critical Realism in the Post-War Period

(Original title: Kritický realizmus v povojnových rokoch)
Filozofia, 43 (1988), 3, 339-347.
Type of work: Papers - The History of the Philosophical Thought in Slovakia
Publication language: Slovak

The subject-matter of the paper is the ideologic evolution of critical realism whch was represented by Svätopluk Štúr in post-war period. Though Štúr’s critical-realistic philosophical conception — as an attempt to achieve harmonical and humanistic synthesis of all forms of human cultural activity, based on their functional integration — avowed itself the heritage of Masaryk’s critical-realistic deas, though specifically interpreted (their specific character is analyzed here), it was Benedetto Croce’s philosophy which had dominant influence on his works.

As far as social influence of Štúr’s critical realism is concerned in the examined period, some positive qualities of his philosophy must be mentioned: secularism, anticlerical intellectualism and refusing of clerical nationalism.

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