Europe as an idea and a political project is a central issue in contemporary political theory. Patočka’s political thought offers many original insights into questions surrounding the European project. Here, for the first time, a group of leading scholars from different disciplines gathers together to discuss the specific political impact of Patočka’s philosophy and its lasting significance.
Jan Patočka / 3. Appendix / Part II: Dissidence and Political Commitment / 4. Jan Patočka and the Possibility of a Spiritual Politics, Ivan Chvatík / 5. Resisting Fear: On Dissent and the Solidarity of the Shaken in Contemporary European and Global Society, Jiri Příbáň / 6. The Soul as Site of Dissidence, Simona Forti / Part III: Political Phenomenology / 7. Polemos in Jan Patočka’s Political Thought, James Dodd / 8. Supercivilisation and Biologism, Darian Meacham / 9. Caring for the Asubjective Soul, James Mensch / Part IV: Philosophy of History / 10. He Who Saw the Deep: The Epic of Gilgamesh in Patočka’s Philosophy of History, Nicolas De Warren / 11. The Dark Night of the Care for the Soul – Politics and Despair in Jan Patočka’s Sixth Heretical Essay, Daniel Leufer / 12. The Heresy of History: Patočka’s Reflections on Marx and Marxism, Francesco Tava / 13. The End of History and After: Rethinking Kojève and Patočka on the Idea of Post-History, Riccardo Paparusso / Part V: Rethinking the Community / 14. On the Significance of the Ancient Greek Polis for Patočka and Castoriadis: Philosophy, Politics, History, Suzi Adams / 15. Patočka’s Radical and Agonistic Politics, Tamara Caraus / 16. Patočka's Figures of Political Community, Marion Bernard / 17. This is a Mathematical Certainty: Patočka and the Neoliberal Ideology, Ľubica Učník / Part VI: Europe and Post-Europe / 18. Europe, Post-Europe and Eurocentrism, Karel Novotný / 19. Europe and the Oblivion of the World: From Husserl to Patočka, Ovidiu Stanciu / 20. Europe’s Twentieth Century: History of Wars and War as History, Ludger Hagedorn / Bibliography / Index
Darian Meacham is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England. He is the editor of Medicine and Society: New Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (2015).
Suzi Adams, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University of South Australia; Marion Bernard, Postdoctoral Scholar, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Tamara Caraus, Postdoctoral Scholar, New Europe College‐Bucarest; Ivan Chvatík, Director of the Jan Patočka Archive, Prague; James Dodd, Associate Professor of Philosophy, New School of Social Research; Simona Forti, Professor of Political Philosophy, Università del Piemonte Orientale; Ludger Hagedorn, Professor, IWM Vienna and New York University; Daniel Leufer, Graduate Student, University of Leuven; Giuseppe Menditto, Postdoctoral Scholar, Università di Roma La Sapienza; James Mensch, Professor of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague; Riccardo Paparusso, Lecturer, Angelicum University, Rome; Jiri Priban, Professor, Cardiff University; Teresa Pullano, Postdoctoral Scholar, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Ovidiu Stanciu, Graduate Student, Bergische Universität Wuppertal; Michael Staudigl, Senior Lecturer, University of Vienna; Lubica Učník, Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University, Australia; Nicolas De Warren, Professor, University of Leuven