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Studia Philosophica

Volume 57, Issue 1, 2010

Ve službě filosofii Na počest Jiřího Gabriela: In Service of Philosophy. In Honor of Jiří Gabriel

Jan Zouhar
Pages 185-188

Josef Jungmann´s Memoirs

Josef Jungmann laid the foundation of literature and science written in Czech by his scientific activity. He was a leading figure of Czech national revival in the early 19th century. However, Jungmann’s reception in later Czech thought was rather mixed. Masaryk rejected his liberalism, Patočka his language conception of nation. From 1845, at the end of his life, Jungmann recorded his memories and especially opinions on a number of public and private themes. The records, published under the title Memoirs, play an important role in fully understanding Jungmann’s personality.

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