Studia Philosophica

Volume 64, Issue 1, 2017

Jan Zouhar
Pages 81-85

Lubomír Nový and TGM

Nový's book Philosopher T G. Masaryk (1994) has three layers, which naturally contact and merge: Firstly, Nový reviews existing literature on TGM with an emphasis on the most recent contributions. Secondly, he attempts to arrange and systematize Masaryk's work, map its internal logic and classify it in European context (Brentano, Husserl). Finally, he asks and answers questions that can be, in a narrower sense of the words, called problematic and topical. Nový shows how Masaryk's thought helps to revive the question of the meaning and order of our endeavour and creativity.