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Aristocratism of the spirit in Henryk Elzenberg's philosophy

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dc.contributor.author Domeracki, Piotr
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-03T10:52:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-03T10:52:16Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation "Dialogue and Universalism" Vol. XIX, No. 8-9, 2009, pp. 121-133
dc.identifier.issn 1234-5792
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/1150
dc.description.abstract Elzenberg’s philosophy is usually defined as perfectionism, culturalism, pessimism, conservatism, or asceticism. Despite the accuracy and validity of the above mentioned terms it seems, however, that none of them fully encompass the characteristics of the view, tending rather to focus on its given profile. One term that, in my opinion, can be regarded as a suitable candidate for the role is “aristocratism of the spirit”, which embraces perfectionism, culturalism and asceticism as well as pessimism, conservatism and outsiderism. In debating on the elzenbergian variety of this idea I would like to put forward his relation to, or entanglement with the tendency to think in the categories of the aristocratism of the spirit, that has been present since the dawn of philosophy. I use the tentative term ‘entanglement’ here, as Elzenberg in his writings never declared, either openly or indirectly, any (formal) adherence to a movement, including the movement of the aristocratism of the spirit. My ascribing Elzenberg to this movement is a convention of interpretation, imposed upon his philosophy for heuristic reasons.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Polish SEC and Academic Publishing House Dialog
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject aristocratism of the spirit
dc.subject perfectionism
dc.subject culturalism
dc.subject individualism
dc.subject asceticism
dc.subject contemplation
dc.subject spiritual community
dc.subject monoseology (philosophy of loneliness)
dc.subject loneliness
dc.subject alienation (stigmatization, rejection)
dc.subject the life of a mob
dc.subject the life of a sage
dc.subject moral progress
dc.title Aristocratism of the spirit in Henryk Elzenberg's philosophy
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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