CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CONTEMPORARY CHANGE

SERIES IVA. EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE, VOLUME 3







TRADITIONS AND PRESENT PROBLEMS

OF CZECH POLITICAL CULTURE


Czech Philosophical Studies, I


edited by

MILOSLAV BEDNÁ

MICHAL VEJRAKA

 

CONTENTS

PREFACE  

INTRODUCTION  

PART I. TOTALITARISM AND THE PROBLEMS OF POWER AND FREEDOM

1. Freedom and Its Fate Among Czech Radicals

by Václav Tomek  

2. The Conflict of the Values of Freedom and Power in the Development of Czech Society.

by Dragoslav Slejka  

3. The Problem of Decision-making in a Decentralized Society

by Jirí Bystický  

PART II. SOCIAL CONCERNS AND SOCIALIST RESPONSES

4. The Threshold of a New Path: the Ontological Transformation of Life

by Zuzana Herzogová  

5. The Meaning of the 1989 Revolution for the Project of Modern Society

by Josef Velek  

PART III. THE SPIRITUAL, MORAL AND CULTURAL DEMOCRATIC CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY CHANGE

6. The Character of the 1989 Revolutions in East-Central Europe and Czech Political Traditions

by Miloslav Bedná  

7. Ethics and Politics in Plato, Tomá Garrigue Masaryk and Jan Patoka

by Miloslav Bednár  

8. The Czech "National Character" and Obstacles on the Road to Democracy

by Radim Bure  

9. Self-definition in Traditional Czech Culture

by Michael Vejraka

Acknowledgements

 



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