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Dopisy Jana Patočky Robertu Konečnému
Jan Patočka’s Letters to Robert Konečný

Author(s): Helena Pavlincova
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Jan Patočka; Robert Konečný; letters;
Summary/Abstract: The contribution contains 11 unpublished letters of Jan Patočka from 1935–1967 supplemented with the author’s comments and explanations. The addressee of the letters, the nature of which is friendly and rather private, was the Brno philosopher, poet and psychologist Robert Konečný. The author devotes the introduction to the illumination of the origins of the letters and the description of the lives of both friends, whose actions, thought and unquestionable moral authority make them integral figures of the humanist tradition of Czech philosophy.

  • Page Range: 88-107
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Czech