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Roman Pazderský KAMIL ČINÁTL, Dějiny a vyprávění. Palackého dějiny jako zdroj historické obraznosti národa

Roman Pazderský JIŘÍ KŘESŤAN, Zdeněk Nejedlý. Politik a vědec v osamění

Roman Pazderský Similarities in the Premises of Historical Propedeutics of Jaroslav Goll and Tomáš G. Masaryk in the 1880s

This study offers an untraditional perspective on the mutual relation between Jaroslav Goll’s and T.G. Masaryk’s views on the theoretical and methodological principles of the historical science. The basic outline of the presentation is structured in four chapters. The first one offers a brief description of integrating elements of Masaryk’s and Goll’s thought, which originated in a shared platform of realism and positivism common to the new generation of Czech intellectuals of the end of the nineteenth century. The second chapter treats the issue of Goll’s and Masaryk’s perception of the interdisciplinary status of historiography in its relation to sociology and philosophy of history. The third and four chapters then deal with the principles of historiographic activity, focusing on the understanding of the proper subject of historiographic research, the division of history into general and special, the notion of cultural history, and the thinkers’ perception of the form which the teaching of history at universities should assume.

Roman Pazderský HANA KÁBOVÁ, Josef Vítězslav Šimák. Jeho život a dílo se zvláštním zřetelem k historické vlastivědě

Roman Pazderský The History of Notions and Ideas in the Works of Emanuel Rádl

The text is a collection of several brief observations and considerations which deal with Emanuel Rádl (1873–1942), an important Czech philosopher, and his contribution to Czech scholarship in the area of history of ideas. The text opens with a brief contextualisation of Radl’s work within the general milieu of Czech intellectual life of the first half of the twentieth century. Then the author traces Radl’s role in highlighting the importance of terminology in contemporary Czech interdisciplinary discourse, especially in the so-called ‘struggle for the meaning of Czech history’, where Radl’s views are compared, among others, to those of Mendl, Slavík, and Pekař. In the second part of the contribution, the author analyses Radl’s original approach to the history of ideas using the example of his two most important works, which focus on the history of thought in natural science (Dějiny vývojových teorií v biologii [The History of Evolutionary Theories], Prague 1909) and in social science (Dějiny filosofi e [A History of Philosophy], Prague 1932–1933). This analysis demonstrates that though Radl’s link to this, at that time nascent and not yet fully established, scientific field was only implicit, this philosopher ought to be seen as one of the foremost pioneers of the history ideas and history of thought in the Czech intellectual environment. The conclusion offers some brief thoughts on the relevance of Radl’s intellectual legacy especially in the still hotly debated field of possible theoretical and methodological links between natural science and humanities, especially the historical science.