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Conceptual Nets of Anthropological Reflections and Particular Patterns of Power

(Original title: Konceptuální sítě antropologických reflexí a dílčí podoby moci)
Filozofia, 2010, vol. 65, No 9, pp. 877-892.
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Abstract

The paper’s focus is on an age-long philosophical issue: man and power. It is analyzed in the frame of the basic philosophical paradigms: ontological, epistemological, axiological, anthropological and linguistic. From the analysis and comparison of the particular traits of each of these paradigms three approaches to human beings arise: essential, existential and interpretative. The power dominating over people or possessing them has various forms: universal law, God’s will, political order, the nature inside and outside us, etc., the most dangerous of them being those we are unaware of.

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