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The Explanatory Meaning of the Concept of the "Implicit Philosophy"

(Original title: Explanačný význam pojmu "implicitná filozofia")
Filozofia, 2000, vol. 55, No 6, pp. 494-501.
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The paper examines the concept of "implicit philosophy" as used in the integrated psychotherapy, making clear its content as a "potential philosophy". The author sees its meaning as opposite to the meaning of "explicit philosophy". To use the relationship between implicit and explicit philosophy in an explanation involves a binary conception of philosophy in its narrow and broader senses. The author shows, how the philosophy critically explains certain primal sponatneous genera_lizations in order to offer "secondary reimplications" of new philosophical attitudes. The philosophical work is thus the middle stage of the whole process of proceeding from primary to secondary implicit philosophy. The concept of "implicit philosophy" can be applied also beyond the psychotherapy - e. g. in social philosophy or in the philosophy of science.

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