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The notion of ethics in Milan Kangrga's Historical thinking


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Sorić, Matko. (2015). The notion of ethics in Milan Kangrga's Historical thinking. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij filozofije) [mentor Veljak, Lino].

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Milan Kangrga (1923 - 2008) was one of the most prominent institutional personae within the philosophy of the Croatian academia of the second half of the twentieth century. Due to his institutional role, an extensive number of produced bibliographic units, and a relatively original articulation of one's own theoretical models, Kangrga deserves to have his philosophical legacy professionally analysed, explained, and critically examined. Albeit he dedicated his entire career to ethics, Kangrga should nonetheless be identified as a social philosopher, especially considering the fact that he had taken up Hegel's critique of Kant's individualistic ethics in reducing morality to ethical life. In his critique of ethics, Kangrga maintains that there is no difference between ethics and morality, that every normative demand is necessarily in contradiction with itself and is therefore meaningless, and that normative statements are reducible to the social status of the moral subject. This thesis was written partly with the aim of establishing a critical evaluation of Kangrga's position and partly with the aim of introducing Kangrga's position in the best possible way and in line with Donald Davidson's hermeneutic principle of charity. The thesis also deals with the flaws of Kangrga's historical thinking. Kangrga's theory of individual action completely failed and in turn cannot be plausibly reconstructed.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: culturalism, emergentism, freedom, history, Milan Kangrga, modernism, practice, world
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Veljak, Lino
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij filozofije
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 15:27
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 15:27

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