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Veljak, Lino. (2016). Philosophy in Times of Regression. Dialogue and Universalism, 26(2). pp. 5-11. ISSN 1234-5792

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In this paper the author tries to explore (or at least to indicate) the problem of the social function of philosophy in the contemporary world. This world is characterized by universal modernization and in the last decades by globalization and unification, but at the same time also by controversies and contradictions which reveal tendencies of human regression and degeneration. Philosophy must remain a study of general and fundamental nature of a human-produced world. As such philosophy produces potentialitiess of critical thinking, provides social investigations, and - at least in principle - gives people the power of an adequate understanding of our world, its fundamental characteristics and main tendencies. Thus philosophy is a ground for a reasonable social practice and adequate policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social function of philosophy, contemporary era, modernization, regression, high education, social practice
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 11:23
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 11:23

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