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Humanistic and Realistic Thought of T. G. Masaryk and S. Štúr as his Follower

(Original title: Humanitné a realistické myslenie T. G. Masaryka a S. Štúr ako masarykovec)
Filozofia, 45 (1990), 5, 522-529.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

Realism and humanism are substantial characteristics of Masaryk’s thought. Realism, keeping at a distance both from historical conservatism and futuristic radicalism, was highly original formula of transforming reality. Masaryk refused revolutionary radicalism as a means of introducing social change and he built upon the concrete reformism of minute work. He considered humanism an ideal – a regulative idea of human community implying elimination of violence from human relationships. In the end Masaryk’s influence on S. Štúr’s thought is characterized.

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