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Prolegomena to the Study of Modern Philosophy



This book is divided into nine chapters trying to draw attention to the various aspects of the understanding of God, to the question of the individual, the ideal state arrangement, and the question of freedom (free will) as well as of history. Special attention is paid to the issue of cognition, the question of reason and sense, as well as language and the issue of a system in philosophy. The chapters are arranged to show the historical characteristics of the issues with an introduction of the key approach and ideas with references.
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Andrej Démuth was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1974. After a graduate degree in philosophy (1997) and psychology (2000) and a doctorate in systematic philosophy (2000), all at Trnava University in Trnava, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy Trnava University (2000-2009) and University of Ss. Cyril an Methodius at Trnava (2006-2010) and Asociate professor at Trnava University (2009-2014).

Since 2015, he has been the Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Trnava University. He is the author of several books: Homo – anima cognoscens (Iris 2003), Čo je to farba? [What is the color?] (Iris 2005), Poznanie, vedenie alebo interpretácia? [Knowledge, cognition or an interpretation?] (Schola philosophica 2009, updated version 2013), Game Theory and the Problem of Decision-Making (Towarzystwo Słowaków w Polsce 2013), Philosophical Aspects of the History of Science (Towarzystwo Słowaków w Polsce 2013) and over 80 articles focused on modern philosophy and epistemology.

He gave lectures at a number universities in Czech Republic and Slovakia and also attended several short-time research stays at foreign universities (PPLS Edinburgh, UCD Dublin, LUCS Lund, Tallinn University, Tartu University, Uppsala University, Glasgow University) and took part at many international conferences (Eurocogsci 2011, Sofia,...) and is a member of several scientific associations and councils. He was awarded with several research grants by Slovak, EU and international institutions, he led the EU project of preparation a new MA program in Cognitive Studies, which he supervises; he has...

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