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Trnavská univerzita v dejinách slovenského filozofického myslenia
Trnava University in the History of Slovak Philosophical Thinking

Author(s): Zuzana Palovičová
Subject(s): Education, Modern Age, Higher Education , History of Education, Philosophy of Education
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: University of Trnava; Aristotelianism; Cartesianism; neo-scholastic system;
Summary/Abstract: The University of Trnava was founded in 1635. The foundation of the university represented an important milestone not only in the history of the town of Trnava, but also promoted the development of education in Austria-Hungary. The town of Trnava gained European repute as the University of Trnava became a centre for science, education and culture. This article evaluates the scientific contributions of the University of Trnava in the 17th and 18th century with the focus on the field of philosophy. We analyse the Aristotelism in the neo-scholastic system and the influence of Cartesianism on the development of philosophy in Slovakia. The article also addresses the contribution of the University of Trnava to philosophy after the reform of Maria Theresa.