Confronting Totalitarian Minds: Jan Patocka on Politics and Dissidence
Aspen Brinton (Author)
PRE-ORDER released 01 November 2021
Jan Patocka was a Czech philosopher who not only lived through the turbulent politics of twentieth-century Central Europe, but he shaped his intellectual contributions in response to that tumult. One of the last students of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, he was a philosophical inspiration to Vaclav Havel and other dissidents who confronted the Soviet regimes before 1989, as well as being actively involved in authoring and enacting Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia. He died in 1977 from medical complications resulting from interrogations of the secret police, his political involvement cut short by an untimely death. Confronting Totalitarian Minds examines his legacy along with several contemporary applications of his ideas about dissidence, solidarity, and the human being's existential confrontation with unjust politics. Aspen Briton puts Patocka's ideas about dissidence, citizen mobilization, and civic responsibility in conversation with those of notable world historical figures like Mohandas Gandhi, expanding the current possibilities of comparative political theory. In adding a fresh voice to contemporary conversations on transcending injustice, Confronting Totalitarian Minds seeks to educate a wider audience about this philosopher's continued relevance to political dissidents across the world. CPSIA choking or other US hazard warning -No California Proposition 65 hazard warning necessary
About the Author
Aspen Brinton is assistant professor of international studies in the School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Contributor: Aspen Brinton
- Imprint: Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
- ISBN13: 9788024645377
- Number of Pages: 430
- Packaged Dimensions: 146x203x18mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
- Release Date: 2021-11-01
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Aspen Brinton is assistant professor of international studies in the School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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