The Lines of Phenomenology in the Central-European Thinking: The Return to the Texts by Czech Phenomenologist Marie Bayerová

Jaroslava Vydrová

On the background of texts by Marie Bayerová (Czech phenomenologist, translator of Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations, and the student of Jan Patočka) the author of the paper analyzes conditions, milieu and development of phenomenological thinking in the Central-European context. Bayerová’s contribution  to phenomenology is presented in three aspects: 1) methodological scope: Husserl’s reduction; 2) the aspect of the history of philosophy: Husserl and Bolzano; 3) thematic scope: cubism and phenomenology. Returning to the historical and genetic questions, author tries to locate the symptomatic tendencies which in a way disclose the phenomenology and those specifi c lines of thinking (spanning from logic to art) which were pursued by phenomenology in Czech philosophical discourse in the last half of 20th century; the analysis takes into account complicated existential and political conditions of an academic at that time.


Keywords: M . Bayerová · J. Patočka · Central-European thinking · Phenomenological reduction · Bolzano · Cubism

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