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Practical Philosophy

Lino Veljak orcid id ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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In this paper the author will try to denote two different significances of the notion practical philosophy (in German: praktische Philosophie). On the one hand practical philosophy is that part or dimension of philosophy which embraces the questions of good human life (in ethical, economical and political sense) and on the other hand this notion could be a denotation for different types of utilitarian use of philosophy, which is in the history of philosophy visible from sophists till that part of contemporary philosophers who are misusing their intellectual skills and ideologically serving non-philosophical goals connected with political power. This differentiation could be denoted in Croatian (as well as in other Southslavic languages) through two different terms (praktička vs. praktična filozofija), but unfortunately this possibility is predominantly ignored or marginalized.


practical philosophy (praktička vs. praktična filozofija), philosophical terminology, differentiation, misuse of philosophy

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