Kunešová Tereza

The Reception and Critique of Kosík´s Dialectics of the Concrete in Czechoslovakia between 1963 and 1969

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In my talk I would like to acquaint the audience with responses to Karel Kosík’s most influential work – The Dialectics of the Concrete. I will direct my attention to responses published in the former Czechoslovakia by philosophers and other thinkers between years 1963 and 1969 with emphasis on journals Filosofický časopis, Kulturní tvorba, Literární noviny and Plamen. In my talk I will engage in an analysis of reception of Karel Kosík’s The Dialectics of the Concrete in both reviews and announcements published in aforementioned journals. I will also consider a critique of Kosík and his book by the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.