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Въвеждане на темата за свободата на волята в модерната българска философска култура
Introducing the Subject of the Freedom of Will in the Modern Bulgarian Philosophical Culture

Author(s): Dobrin Todorov
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy
Published by: Институт за българска философска култура
Keywords: freedom of will; Bulgarian public; philosophy between two world wars

Summary/Abstract: The author dwells on the process of introducing the topic of freedom of will to the Bulgarian public in the period between the two world wars during the twentieth century. It is an attempt at demonstrating the way the Bulgarians who were not tempted to philosophize were “enticed” to develop an interest in the philosophical problems, ideas and teachings of the past and present of the world and above all of the European philosophy. He reveals the methods of introducing the general public in the country to unknown but significant world points of view and existential issues discussed abroad. The text throws light on the means used by the authors of that time for the philosophical literacy of their compatriots as well as the means of involvement into the world philosophical debate. The objective is to show their motivation, the goals and “technology” of work in view of their further influence on the development of philosophizing in this country. Both the similarities and the differences between them have been underscored in their approaches and the “instruments” used in solving one and the same objective. Although this is basically a historical study it is an attempt at making it a bridge to the present by providing the possibility for assessing the work of our predecessors from the viewpoint of today in including this invariably up-to-date topic in the public debate.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 67-84
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian