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Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Living in Problematicity

Second Edition

Translated by Eric Manton

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Living in Problematicity

Second Edition

Translated by Eric Manton
Spanning his entire career, this selection of texts by influential philosopher Jan Patočka illustrates his thoughts on the appropriate manner of being and engagement in the world. The writings assembled in Living in Problematicity examine the role of the philosopher in the world, how the world constrains us through ideology, and how freedom is possible through the recognition of our human condition in the problems of the world. These views outline Patočka’s political philosophy and how his later engagement in the political sphere with the human rights initiative Charter 77 corresponds with the ideas he maintained throughout his life. This short and engaging book—published in conjunction with the prestigious philosophy press OIKOYMENH—is an ideal English-language introduction to the most significant Czech philosopher in recent history.
 

84 pages | 5 x 8 | © 2020

Philosophy: Philosophy of Society, Political Philosophy

Political Science: Political and Social Theory


Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Platonismand Politics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Some Comments Concerning the Extramundane and Mundane Position of Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Reflection onDefeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Life in Balance, Life in Amplitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ideology and Life in the Idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 The Spiritual Person and the Intellectual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Political Philosophy of a Non-Political Philosopher by Eric Manton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Recommended Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Bibliographical Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

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