HISTORICKÉ POZADIE VZNIKU BYZANTSKEJ FILOZOFIE
(Historical Background of the Origin of Byzantine Philosophy)
Abstract: The Byzantine culture had a significant influence on the Slavonic cultural context since the arrival of Constantine and Methodius to Great Moravia. Due to the impact of the Enlightenment movement in the 18th century, the history of the Byzantine Empire ended up on the periphery of scientific concern. The very same is true for Byzantine philosophy, which hardly receives any attention from Slovak philosophical circles, despite the fact that, in the 9th century CE, territory of present Slovakia won its place on the philosophical map of Europe as a part of former Great Moravia thanks to Christianizing mission of brothers Constantine and Methodius from Thessaloniki. The recent research revealed the unsubstitutable place of Byzantine philosophy in the history of European philosophical thought. The significant improvement was brought by Byzantinology, bringing the historical research to a turning point. However, the positive change in approach to historical and cultural contributions of Byzantine nations is not yet integrated in western philosophical awareness.
Authors: Zozuľak, Ján
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2016, vol. 9, number: 1, pages: 110-118 (PDF file)
Key words: CONSTANTINE‑CYRIL, METHODIUS, GREAT MORAVIA, ROMAN EMPIRE, BYZANTINE EMPIRE, BYZANTINOLOGY, BYZANTINE PHILOSOPHY