Philosophy in Lithuania after 1989

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Philosophy in Lithuania after 1989
In the Journal:
Ideology and politics journal [IPJ]. 2021, 3(19), p
Keywords:
LT
Lietuva (Lithuania); Filosofija / Philosophy.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe article discusses the state of academic philosophy in Lithuania after 1989. Post-Soviet Lithuanian philosophy was mainly guided by two impulses: attempts to philosophize freely and authentically, and to become part of the Western and/or global philosophical milieu. Bibliometric data indicates that in their quest toward these goals, academic philosophers in Lithuania almost completely abandoned Marxism and instead became “importers” of the Western philosophical tradition by way of introducing various philosophical concepts and ideas in the form of academic publications and translations of major foreign philosophical texts. Phenomenology and comparative studies became the most popular traditions, while a significant share of attention was also devoted to Christian philosophy. While the first two decades of Independence were characterized primarily by import, the number of international publications by Lithuanian philosophers has been steadily growing in the last decade, which allows one to tentatively conclude that Lithuanian academic philosophy is beginning to fulfil its quest to become a part of the global philosophical milieu. Key words: Lithuanian philosophy, post-Soviet philosophy, post-Soviet studies, phenomenology, philosophy in Eastern Europe.

DOI:
10.36169/2227-6068.2022.01.00009
ISSN:
2227-6068
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