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Sacrifice as a political problem: Jan Patočka and sacred sociology (2018)
Journal Article
Tava, F. (2018). Sacrifice as a political problem: Jan Patočka and sacred sociology

The question arising from this article regards the meaning of sacrifice within the frame of Jan Patočka’s philosophy. Is human sacrifice aimed at reinforcing an institution or state of things as in the case of the Unknown Soldier narrative, or is it... Read More about Sacrifice as a political problem: Jan Patočka and sacred sociology.

Oběť jako politický problém: Jan Patočka a sociologie posvátna (2018)
Journal Article
Tava, F. (2018). Oběť jako politický problém: Jan Patočka a sociologie posvátna

The question arising from this article regards the meaning of sacrifice within the frame of Jan Patočka's philosophy. Is human sacrifice aimed at reinforcing an institution or state of things as in the case of the Unknown Soldier narrative, or is it... Read More about Oběť jako politický problém: Jan Patočka a sociologie posvátna.

Tragic realism: On Karel Kosík's insight into Kafka (2017)
Book Chapter
Tava, F. (2019). Tragic realism: On Karel Kosík's insight into Kafka. In M. Mrugalski, S. Schahadat, D. Ulicka, & I. Wutsdorff (Eds.), Literary Theory between East and West: Transcultural and Transdisciplinary Movements from Russian Formalism to Cultural Studies. An international handbookDe Gruyter. Manuscript submitted for publication

The aim of this chapter is to shed light on this topic in order to clarify whether and how Kafka's work influenced Kosík's philosophy of praxis and critique of modern society. Dealing with this topic will also involve examining the great echo that Ka... Read More about Tragic realism: On Karel Kosík's insight into Kafka.

Thinking after Europe: Jan Patočka and Politics (2016)
Book
Tava, F., & Meacham, D. E. (2016). F. Tava, & D. E. Meacham (Eds.). Thinking after Europe: Jan Patočka and Politics. London, New York: Rowman & Littlefield International

Jan Patočka, perhaps more so than any other philosopher in the twentieth century, managed to combine intense philosophical insight with a farsighted analysis of the idea and challenges facing Europe as a historical, cultural and political signifier.... Read More about Thinking after Europe: Jan Patočka and Politics.

The brave struggle: Jan Patočka on Europe’s past and future (2016)
Journal Article
Tava, F. (2016). The brave struggle: Jan Patočka on Europe’s past and future. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 47(3), 242-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2016.1180854

© 2016 The British Society for Phenomenology. This article proposes to investigate Jan Patočka’s idea of “postEurope”, in the context of his understanding of European contemporary history. Therefore, I first stress how important it is for Patočka to... Read More about The brave struggle: Jan Patočka on Europe’s past and future.

Facing global crises after Europe: Between philosophy and politics (2016)
Journal Article
Caminada, E., & Tava, F. (2016). Facing global crises after Europe: Between philosophy and politics

Introduction to the issue of Metodo: International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, 'Facing Global Crises After Europe: Between Philosophy and Politics'.

Lifeworld, civilisation, system: Patočka and Habermas on Europe and its crisis (2016)
Journal Article
Tava, F. (2016). Lifeworld, civilisation, system: Patočka and Habermas on Europe and its crisis. Horizon: Fenomenologičeskie Issledovaniâ, 5(1), 70-89. https://doi.org/10.18199/2226-5260-2016-5-1-70-89

The aim of this article is to show how both Jan Patočka and Jürgen Habermas, starting from a reinterpretation of the idea of «lifeworld», engaged a critique of modern civilisation, aiming (with different outcomes) at a redefinition of the concept of... Read More about Lifeworld, civilisation, system: Patočka and Habermas on Europe and its crisis.

The Risk of Freedom: Ethics, Phenomenology, and Politics in Jan Patočka (2015)
Book
Tava, F. (2015). The Risk of Freedom: Ethics, Phenomenology, and Politics in Jan Patočka. Rowman & Littlefield International

he Risk of Freedom presents an in-depth analysis of the philosophy of Jan Patočka, one of the most influential Central European thinkers of the twentieth century, examining both the phenomenological and ethical-political aspects of his work. In parti... Read More about The Risk of Freedom: Ethics, Phenomenology, and Politics in Jan Patočka.