Światopogląd a nacjonalizm w myśli politycznej Karola Ludwika Konińskiego
Neoromantic worldview and idea of nationality in political thought of Karol Ludwik Koniński
Subject(s): Politics, Nationalism Studies
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: neoromanticism; christianity; nationalism; Poland; Karol Ludwik Koniński
Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses concept of nationality in writings of Karol Ludwik Koniński (1891‑1943), polish writer and literary critic. Koniński was exceptional religious thinker, considering idea of Almighty God rather like moral postulate than reality. His philosophical‑theological thinking has many similarities to Simone Weil’s thought. The main concept in Koniński’s thought was distinction between ‘worthwile living’ and ‘worthless living’ inspired by neoromantic thinkers like Jean Marie Guyau, Otto Weininger and Stanisław Brzozowski. In his opinion the most worthy way of living was live in accordance with universal ethics and national culture, considered as moral heritage of past generations. Idea of nation bolstered by Koniński was idea of cultural community inspired by heroic work of national elites. In political context of his times Koniński recognized special task of Poland in propagation of idea political Liberty in East Europe, in his terms it was ‘the Greatness of Poland’. However, he missed economic aspect of political power, in consequence his heroic idea of polish nationality become neoromantic utopia of will.
- Issue Year: 14/2017
- Issue No: 46
- Page Range: 377-398
- Page Count: 22
- Language: Polish