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Discussion on Nationalism in the Philosophical Almanac in 1943
Discussion on Nationalism in the Philosophical Almanac in 1943

Author(s): Erika Lalíková
Subject(s): History
Published by: Slovenská Akadémia Vied - Kabinet výskumu sociálnej a biologickej komunikácie

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the Philosophical Almanac, as the first Slovak journal, was to fill the gap in the cultural life at that time, to bring expert solutions to different philosophical questions, to inform and contact the readers with modern European philosophical streams. The journal also proclaimed the effort to direct not only intellectuals, culture, and science, but also the Slovak nation. The characteristic feature of the Almanac was the plurality of opinions based on different approaches to philosophical work itself, closely connected with the political standpoints of individual authors. The problems discussed in the journal covered the area of closely specified philosophical issues, articles based on natural sciences, philosophy, logic, the history of Slovak philosophy, sociology, psychology, etc. The most frequent ideological-philosophical themes discussed in the Philosophical Almanac were disputes about nationalism, its ideological and political function and its relation to humanism. The summit of these efforts was the discussion on nationalism published in the third issue of the fourth volume. The reason for its inception was the need to clarify attitudes to nationalism and racism in relation to national views and humanism. The active contributors to this discussion were Professor Dr. A. Jurovský, Dr. A.J. .urjanský, Dr. A. Hirner and Dr. J. Die.ka. The author gives a review and interpretation of the discussion.

  • Issue Year: 1998
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 57-67
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English