týden vědy AV 2018   

The Week of Science and technology of the Academy of Sciences CR 2018

presents on November 5th 2018

Hynek Janoušek's lecture

University, emigration, Terezín.
Lifes of Prague German philosophers before the 2nd World War



Most of the Prague German philosophers before the WW2 build on the work of T. G. Masaryk's teacher Franz Brentano. Their ideas resonated also among the German Jewish writers (Brod, Kafka). The lifes and thoughts of these philosophers (Ehrenfels, Bergman, Kraus, Winter, Utitz) can help us understand the rupture that came with the birth of Czechoslovakia, and the inescapable choice the followers of Brentano's rationalism had to make after the Munich crisis.