OSOBA, ČLOVEK A (AKO) INDIVÍDUUM VO FILOZOFICKOM UČENÍ P. L. LAVROVA (KRITICKÉ POZNÁMKY K BYZANTSKEJ A SLOVANSKEJ DUCHOVNOSTI)
[Person, Man and (As an) Individual in Philosophical Teachings of P. L. Lavrov (Critical Notes on Byzantine and Slavic spirituality)]
Abstract: The contribution is a result of author’s interest in the legacy of Russian Narodism and, within its framework, the works of Petr Lavrovich Lavrov (1823 – 1900). The contribution analyses that part of Lavrov’s extensive work which could be labelled as philosophy of history. The selected part of Lavrov’s works are a result of his long-term interest and effort to interconnect philosophical reflections with the real needs of political practice in the Russian context of the second half of the 19th century. Lavrov´s views can be seen as a critical reflection of values created by the Byzantine and Slavic spirituality. Faith is not accepted as faith in God. It is regarded as a strong belief which can lead to political action and social change. It is a belief in goals created by man. This represents the fundament for the creation of a better world. In that respect, one can identify Lavrov’s distinctive reflections concerning the values and actions based on these values. Actions, based on certain values, and the process of realisation of shared or accepted value frameworks, represent, in Lavrov’s understanding, the basis, or the starting point for a definition of man and (as an) individual, as an acting individual.
Authors: Marchevský, Ondrej
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2018, vol.: 11, issue: 1, pages: 138-146 (PDF file)
Keywords: PERSON, MAN, INDIVIDUAL, RUSSIAN NARODISM, P. L. LAVROV