TITLE

RATIONALITY AND FAITH IN THE HISTORY OF SLOVAK PHILOSOPHY

AUTHOR(S)
Dupkala, Rudolf
PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
Dialogue & Universalism;2002, Vol. 12 Issue 8/10, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The beginnings of Slovak philosophy as "philosophy written in Slovak" date back to the 1840s. At that time, the first socially and politically relevant results were obtained through the processes of nationwide movement bringing the awareness of native language and wider understanding of cultural identity of the Slovaks (including the codification of the Slovak language). Our focus in this paper is on the reflections of the relations between rationality and faith in the history of Slovak philosophy, that means philosophy "written" in the Slovak language, which can be understood as part of the spiritual culture of the Slovak nation. However, this should not indicate that philosophy in Slovakia -- before and after the codification of the standard Slovak language in 1843 -- and written for example in Latin, German, or Hungarian was, in view of the shaping of the intellectual culture of the Slovaks, irrelevant. Rather vice versa, Slovak philosophy alone and the intellectual culture of the Slovaks without inspiration by more than a thousand-years' tradition of the intellectual work as developed in this territory would hardly be imaginable.
ACCESSION #
9359168

 

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