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The Concept of World in the Recent Croatian Philosophy

Pavo Barišić orcid id ; Universität Zagreb, Fakultät für kroatische Studien, Borongajska cesta 83d, HR–10000 Zagreb

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This paper connects the rising and the impact of question about the world in modern philosophy with the decline of the metaphysical question of being and with the nihilistic crisis of mind. This crisis of the logos has found its manifestations above all in the predominance of scientific positivism and the supremacy of world-view-ideologies. In the focus of the examination are philosophical trends of the second half of the 20th century in Croatia. The depiction pursues in the foreground the political attraction and intellectual influence of the controversial topic on the emergence of the pluralistic world of ideas and the democratic turn. It starts with the question of how philosophical reflections on the concept of the world corresponded to the opening up of the liberal democratic processes in society. The exploration of the world has proved to be a dialogical and pluri-perspective framework in various philosophical currents. It gave very different and even opposite theoretical views and philosophical orientations on the approach to the deliberation and debate about the common aspirations. Through a sketchy philosophical-historical account of the outstanding concepts of reasoning about the world, the intellectual output and related publications are brought to light in three recognisable waves from 1953 to 1962, from 1964 to 1984 and most recently from 1986 to 1995. The conceptual achievements were divided into five philosophical directions – phenomenological-axiological world formation, phenomenological hermeneutic interpretation of the world, praxis-Marxist world foundation, scientific-analytical world construction and the universalistic-integrative philosophy of world. Among the representatives, in the foreground were the arguments of Pavao Vuk-Pavlović, Vladimir Filipović, Marija Brida, Franjo Zenko, Vanja Sutlić, Danilo Pejović, Ante Pažanin, Branka Brujić, Sulejman Bosto, Željko Pavić, Milan Kangrga, Branko Bošnjak, Gajo Petrović, Lino Veljak, Ante Čović, Zdravko Radman, Mislav Kukoč, Mislav Ježić and the author of this article.
Closer examination of the fundamental theses confirms the conclusion that the concept of the world can be designated “as a basic concept of the new epoch” (Marija Selak, 2013, 188). The question about the world is thus a basic philosophical theme in which the spirits meet and diverge, assemble and disperse, hold dialogues and quarrell, within the framework of which the intellectual horizon can integrate in its diversity. This question stimulated a manifold of reflections and many discussions, which were fruitful for the search for more plurality and clearer pluriperspectivity in the consideration of life and nature, as well as in political reality, i.e. in the demand for more freedom, order and logos in the spiritual universe. The question about the world, therefore, seems to have retained a fiery deliberative effect in the present, with which it could spur further philosophical research missions and inspire new thinking adventures in the future.

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world, Being, reason, pluriperspectivity, pluralism, cosmos, ordo, democratic turn, philosophy in Croatia

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