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Jan Patočka a Česká mysl

Title in English Jan Patočka and Česká mysl


Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Jan Patočka a naše doba
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords Czech philosophy; phenomenology; positivism; theology
Description The paper focuses on the beginning of Patočka’sphilosophical career. It is an attempt at a brief evaluation of Patočka’s publication activity on the pages of our first philosophical magazine –Česká mysl. His pages provided space for Patočka’s publishing debut, and subsequently Jan Patočka became a member of the editorial board of this important Czech philosophical magazine. The paper is based on a detailed analysis of Patočka’s articles and other shorter texts (reviews) published in the journal since 1928. It also notes the problem of critical acceptance of phenomenology in Czech philosophy. Patočka’s significant book The Natural World as a Philosophical Problem was thus accepted only after the war.