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.