Chapter 47. Jan Patočka

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Ivan Chvatík

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch47

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Chvatík, I. (2008) Jan Patočka, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch47

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • Jan Patočka - Czech philosopher - whose work aroused worldwide interest;
  • Jan Patočka's philosophy - strong component of philosophy of history from the beginning of its development;
  • Patočka agrees with Heidegger's Being and Time - human being is never alone in the world and to be in the world means to be with things and with others;
  • “superficial” or “surface” historiography;
  • “Deep” historiography seeks to trace “flowing life with its possibilities”;
  • Patočka aims here at the world - as the structure of our understanding of ourselves and things

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography