David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Idealistic Studies 41 (1-2):1-10 (2011)
Jan Patočka appears as a paradoxical figure. A champion of human rights, he often presents his philosophy in quite traditional terms. He speaks of the “soul,” its “care,” and of “living in truth.” Yet, in his proposal for an “asubjective” phenomenology, he undermines the traditional notion of the self that has such rights. The question that thus confronts a reader of Patočka is how to reconcile the Patočka who was a spokesman of the Charter 77 movement with the proponent of asubjective phenomenology. What, in fact, is the conception of selfhood that allows him both to affirm human rights and to deny what has been traditionally conceived as the subject of such rights? This conception, I argue, is that of the self as a specific “motion of existence.” By focusing on how, through motion, we actualize our humanity, he avoids both the naturalistic and the idealistic (subjective) conceptions of the self
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Domenico Jervolino (2007). Ricœur lecteur de Patočka. Studia Phaenomenologica 7:201-217.
Philip Lawton (2003). Jan Patocka's Struggle. Philosophy and Theology 15 (2):321-331.
Jan Patočka (2002). Plato and Europe. Stanford University Press.
John Tasioulas (2009). Are Human Rights Essentially Triggers for Intervention? Philosophy Compass 4 (6):938-950.
Ivan Chvatík (2007). Geschichte und Vorgeschichte des Prager Jan Patočka-Archivs. Studia Phaenomenologica 7:163-189.
Joseph Raz (2010). Human Rights Without Foundations. In J. Tasioulas & S. Besson (eds.), The Philosphy of International Law. Oxford University Press.
Eric Manton (2007). Patočka on Ideology and the Politics of Human Freedom. Studia Phaenomenologica 7:465-474.
Barbara de Mori (2001). Human Rights and Concept of Person. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):159-169.
Françoise Dastur (2007). Réflexions sur la «phénoménologie de l'histoire» de Patočka. Studia Phaenomenologica 7:219-239.
John Mahoney (2007). The Challenge of Human Rights: Origin, Development, and Significance. Blackwell Pub..
Scott Davidson (2009). Patočka, Barbaras, and The Movement of Existence Le Mouvement de L'Existence: Études Sur la Phénoménologie de Jan Patočka. Research in Phenomenology 39 (3):448-454.
Katherine Eddy (2007). On Revaluing the Currency of Human Rights. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 6 (3):307-328.
George E. Panichas (1985). The Structure of Basic Human Rights. Law and Philosophy 4 (3):343 - 375.
Kwok-Ying Lau (2007). Jan Patočka: Critical Consciousness and Non-Eurocentric Philosopher of the Phenomenological Movement. Studia Phaenomenologica 7:475-492.
Added to index2012-09-18
Total downloads13 ( #141,570 of 1,692,611 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #181,402 of 1,692,611 )
How can I increase my downloads?